What is your name and job title?

Yash Khanna, Retail Specialist

Tell us about your role?

As a retail specialist, my role involves overseeing and optimising various aspects of the retail operations, including inventory management, customer service, sales strategies, visual merchandising and volunteer management.

When did you join the charity?

I joined the charity on 29th June 2021.

Why did you choose to join the charity?

My main reason for joining the charity is because of the cause it supports. Knowing that I am a part of this organisation and contributing to giving back to society brings a level of satisfaction that no other job could provide. Witnessing the dedication and support of our volunteers as they grow with our charity fills me with pride and motivates me to work even harder.

Do you see opportunities for career progression at the charity?

Yes, there are ample opportunities that the charity provides, ranging from various roles within the organisation to numerous volunteering opportunities across different areas of the charity. Whether it's taking up a specific role within the charity or participating as a volunteer, there are plenty of ways to get involved and make a positive impact on the cause we support.

What do you enjoy most about working for Leeds Hospitals Charity?

What I enjoy most about working here is the incredibly supportive and approachable nature of everyone at the charity. I appreciate the independence I have in my work and the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of volunteers from various ethnic backgrounds. Working with such a wide range of volunteers not only makes it enjoyable but also provides a continuous learning experience from each person involved in the charity.

What has been a key highlight of your time at Leeds Hospitals Charity?

Working with Leeds Hospitals Charity has completely transformed my perception of charities. It has been a truly enlightening experience, revealing the immense impact these selfless organisations have in supporting people in need. Witnessing the dedication and compassion of the staff and volunteers has inspired me immensely.

The best part of being a part of Leeds Hospitals Charity is the overwhelming support and love I have received from the charity and my fellow volunteers. The sense of community and camaraderie within the charity is truly heart-warming. It feels like we are a close-knit family, working together towards a common goal, and that shared sense of purpose is incredibly motivating.