Just Zilch is nothing without its small army of volunteers. Over 100 people from all walks of life give time to help others by helping us manage the store.
Meet Urla (on the left) and Clarissa (on the right – nicknamed ‘Tiggy’). They’re both pupils at St Peter’s College. They both agreed that this experience has opened their eyes to the deep needs that are out there. “In some ways it’s bitter-sweet, we really do get to make a difference but the people we meet are struggling and others just don’t seem to notice them.
Darren has been volunteering at Just Zilch for 10 months. He sees it as a chance to help where he can. He loves the atmosphere in the place, describing it as “non-threatening".
Leah believes in what Just Zilch is doing and sees first hand the positive change it’s bringing about.
I love the open, respectful way that customers are treated. Serving the community in this way has made me far more open to helping others.
Jonathon helped build the new Just Zilch building as part of work experience - "Seeing how it was before we moved in and how it is now - that's pretty good!"
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Many of the images on our website came about through the Hope Project – thank you for taking an interest in our work and thanks for letting us use the pictures.