Volunteering at the shop

As a community shop, we rely on our volunteers. We’re looking to add to the team as numbers have dropped, meaning that some people are having to work extra shifts to fill the gaps. The roles are varied – from organising daily newspapers, serving hot bakes, working behind the till, stocking and cleaning shelves, keeping the shop tidy, to opening and locking up. Full training is given, and there’s always two people on shift, so you’ll never be alone in the shop. There’s more information here about the volunteer roles, shift patterns and training to help you understand more about what’s on offer.

You could be looking for a way to get back into work, you may have retired, or be looking for work experience, or simply wanting to give something back to our community. It’s an opportunity for you to work with friends or make new ones, share your valuable skills or learn new ones, or simply to get out of the house for a few hours.

If you’re interested, you can either send us a message or pick up an information and application form from the shop. Or why not speak to the shop manager and arrange a visit to the shop to see for yourself what’s involved.

Duke of Edinburgh volunteering opportunities: we are unable to accept anyone on a DofE placement at the moment.