Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Lynsey

In April 2020, Lynsey Jones was put on furlough from her job as a Regional Sales Manager at Balkan Holidays. She started to volunteer for the NHS Responder App, delivering food and prescriptions to people in her local area. Still wanting to do more for her community, she started volunteering for FareShare North East that month.

“The best part is knowing that an hour of my time works out to around 72 meals in the local community, doing something for others gives me the best feelings.”

She liked the idea of having shifts and getting out of the house during lockdown to help others, as well as keeping herself sane during such unpredictable times. When she saw FareShare North East were looking for volunteers as part of the Emergency Covid-19 Response, she jumped at the chance! Lynsey was also interested in food waste and wanted to join a charity that tackled this issue head on. 

Lynsey has been working with us for over 18 months, often coming in numerous times each week to help us sort and pack food ready to send to the charities we work with. Lynsey is now back at her original job, and while everyone is missing her energy in the warehouse, we can all look forward to seeing her soon.

“I will definitely be back during my annual leave as I really miss not only helping the community but also the volunteers who I have become friends with!”

We are so thankful to Lynsey, and for our team of dedicated and passionate volunteers… we wouldn’t be able to do our work without them, or have as much fun while doing it!

If would like to get involved and volunteer for FareShare North East please click here for more information.