How many volunteers are needed to staff the shop?

Ideally, we need around 50 volunteers to make the opening hours sustainable. Volunteer slots are 2 hours, but you don’t have volunteer every week, you can volunteer as much or as little as you like.

What tasks can I volunteer for?

Volunteers will be utilised on their strengths and training. If you are worried about using the till you could be involved in stacking shelves, working in the café, cleaning etc.

How many hours can I volunteer for?

Any time you can give will be most welcome.

Volunteering will be in 2 hour slots. You don’t have to volunteer every week, you can volunteer every other week or even every month.

If you are interested in volunteering, please chat with one of the Management Committee members.

Can I help in other ways?

Yes. You do not have to be a shareholder to help. Straightforward donations, however large or small, are always very gratefully received.

Volunteers to help in the shop will be very welcome or, if you have produce to sell or skills that could be put to good use, please let us know.

Will the shop offer work experience opportunities?

Yes, within the volunteering rota.

Many community shops offer work experience or work placements to disadvantaged people within the community who may be finding it difficult to get a job, especially young adults and people with physical or learning difficulties.