"Originally, I volunteered to fulfil part of my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award requirements, but I carried on after I had completed because it's so enjoyable.
I get to meet my local community and it's full of brilliant, interesting and amazing individuals. I've been involved in events at the shop like London Fashion Week and Oxjam (can I say I met Fatboy Slim? and took a selfie with an actress I love!)
I've learnt how to use the till, to serve customers, to answer customers' questions and to multi-task on the shop floor. I've also worked in a team, understanding how to communicate with all kinds of individuals. Finally, I've learnt to analyse the cost and value of things. It's an economics lesson every week."
Tabitha, 17, (pictured above) volunteers in our Dalston shop. She's studying maths, physics, economics and geography AS levels and works in the shop around her studies.