Matthew’s Volunteering Story

Posted on May 15, 2020

It’s an uncertain time for us all and with change comes quite a bit of stress and anxiety. We wanted to take this chance to reinforce our message of hope because our commitment to our volunteers remains constant.

Our team is still working very hard to support, champion, and coach volunteers across Scotland because we know all about the power of volunteering and the measurable benefits for both our charity partners and our volunteers.

Let us introduce you to Matthew. He is one of our volunteers from Perth and before lockdown, Matthew enjoyed a fantastic volunteering opportunity with PUSH, in their eBay shop, which resulted in him being offered a paid role.

During his placement, the manager of the store described Matthew as a ‘great worker, a godsend’. It is, therefore, no surprise that upon interviewing for a CJS role with PUSH as a PAT Tester & Warehouse Assistant, Matthew was successful.

Following support from our team and staff at PUSH, in particular eBay shop manager, Stephen Murray, we were able to match Matthew with the perfect volunteering placement. One which offered him the opportunity to apply for a job that makes him really happy and adds value to his employer. 

Since then, Matthew has also received help from the Princes Trust Development Award which has allowed him to invest in his own PAT testing equipment and PPE. 

Matthew’s journey started as a volunteer and he now has the ability and the ambition to run his own PAT testing company in the future.


It’s never been quicker or easier to get in touch, apply, or just find out more about volunteering. You are only a couple of clicks away from reaching the inbox of our fun and fantastic Volunteer Engagement Managers, who will fully support you throughout your placement. They will match you to the right opportunity with the perfect charity partner AND they will introduce you to one of our marvellous mentors!

So whether you’ve just finished school, fancy a career change or need a confidence boost and a bit of work experience to find your dream job – we can help and you can shine.