We have supported Ricky for over eight years and within that time he has joined our volunteering team!
He’s always very helpful around the office, offering to make teas and telling jokes to make everyone smile.
During our Options’ Oscars event in 2018, Ricky was nominated for and won the ‘Most Helpful Award’ for all his excellent work as a volunteer. It was definitely well deserved!
As part of Volunteers’ Week 2019 we caught up with him to find out about his experience of working at Options.
Hi Ricky, how long have you been volunteering with us?
I have volunteered as an admin since 2014.
What do you get up to whilst volunteering?
I stamp envelopes, use the franking machine, sort draws for the post, help with mailout, keep on top of things and update paperwork. As well as helping other staff around the office like our receptionist Adam and get to learn new things.
What do you love best about working here?
I get to be a part of a good team and it’s a happy place!
Why did you want to volunteer with us?
I wanted to learn new things and become part of a team.
Would you recommend volunteering at Options to others?
Yes! Because it’s good here and it keeps me busy.
Do you think you have learned or improved any skills by working here?
Yes I do, I think I have become more organised and have grown in confidence to speak to people.