Meet Volunteer Junko Belcourt

Junko Belcourt enjoys getting to know customers at the Stop ‘N Shop. “I like helping them find useful items, as well as unusual treasures they might like,” she says. Junko loves history, so when she finds an interesting vintage item in the shop, she likes imagining the life that item may have had.

Junko grew up in Japan, attended dental college and worked as a dental assistant before traveling around Australia for a couple of years on a working holiday visa. She later also traveled to many places in Europe and Asia with her husband and children.

She wears many hats at the Stop ‘N Shop, helping with cashiering, providing customer service and processing donated items. Junko’s colleagues enjoy her calm demeanor, sense of humor and curiosity about the interesting items that are donated to the shop.