“I have never come across a group of people more dedicated and willing to go the extra mile”
At the end of July, our Project Manager, Tiff, and Communications Officer, Billie, will be leaving us. They both wanted to share some reflections from their time working with Move the Masses and our amazing volunteers and beneficiaries.
The volunteers of the city of York have blown me away.
What a nine months it’s been! I took this job having just moved to York and starting an entirely new life. I felt an immediate connection to the charity from the job advert and knew that it was something I had to try and be involved in. It hasn’t always been easy, through the lockdowns and restrictions lifting, we’ve seen more referrals than ever before in MtM history.
I’ve talked to hundreds of people who needed our support, I’ve heard stories from all over the world and from many years gone by. I’ve had to correct people on the phone that my name is ‘Tiffini’ not ‘Stephanie’ more times than I can count! But I can honestly say that the difference this charity makes to people’s lives is astonishing, and in turn the way it has taught me that everyone needs some help every now and again. No matter what your background is.
I will take people calling me Stephanie anyday if it means they are reaching out for the help they need and deserve.
I also want to take a minute to say how blown away I’ve been by all of you lovely volunteers who set time aside each week to walk, phone and chat with your beneficiaries. Having worked as a volunteer coordinator previously, I have never come across a group of people more dedicated and willing to go the extra mile, than you.
If you volunteer for us in any way, shape or form, I think you’re ace.
I’ve met some wonderful people and even though it has been a remote working job since I started, through Zoom calls, Move Mail collections, phone calls and ID checks, I feel like I have gotten to know so many of our volunteers and beneficiaries.
It’s time to move on now though and start something new but I am still a Move Mate for my wonderful beneficiary and will hopefully still get along to some meet-ups in the future.
Keep being amazing.
“Having worked as a volunteer coordinator previously, I have never come across a group of people more dedicated and willing to go the extra mile, than you.“