I love working here because it’s so full of life and energy and every day is full of surprises. The organisation is also really supportive in regards to education and training. In the last year I have undertaken an NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration - and passed!
Lara, PA to Head of Care, Douglas House
I am still very proud to be part of Helen & Douglas House. We meet so many interesting people and it is a privilege to be alongside the families and children.
Marilyn, Helen House Care Team member since the opening in 1982
I started working for the charity in 2007 as the Assistant Manager in the Helen & Douglas House charity shop in Oxford’s Covered Market. It was a part time job and at that time was perfect for me as I was still finishing my degree. I’d been on a tour of the two Houses, but I have to admit that I didn’t know an awful lot about the charity and actually learnt a great deal from the other staff, volunteers and even customers.
After graduating I spent a few months volunteering in the fundraising office while I looked for full time work, until eventually I was offered a permanent job in the team!
Although I work on specific campaigns and projects, no two days are the same and I’m very fortunate to be part of a fundraising team that actually works on site at Helen & Douglas House. Like everyone else sometimes I’ll have a bad day in the office, but I know that tomorrow I’ll be reminded how important our work is - I feel privileged to be part of something like that!
Laura, Individuals Fundraiser