Volunteer and make a difference in your community

Volunteer and make a difference in your community

Volunteering is a great way to make a positive impact in your community – make a few new friends and be part of a team.

July 16, 2020
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Charity shops are run by volunteers and without them, these stores wouldn’t be able to operate, so they are always on the lookout for extra help. Whether it’s a few hours or a couple of days each week, it all makes a difference.

There are lots of different things you can do when you volunteer in a charity shop, so there will be something to suit your skills (or you could learn new ones).

  • In the store – meeting and serving customer, and making the stores look great and run smoothly.
  • Behind the scenes – help to sort donations, select, price and prepare stock to sell.
  • Donation collections – collect from people are unable to take their donations to a collection point.
  • Warehousing – help to keep warehouses organised and prepared for deliveries.
  • Admin – respond to customer enquiries and support the admin teams.

9 great reasons to volunteer in your local charity shop

  1. Support the charities who support those less fortunate
  2. Connect with your community
  3. Meet new people and make new friends
  4. Learn new skills in retail
  5. Have fun with fashion!
  6. Help others and make a difference
  7. Contribute to a cause that you care about
  8. Use your skills in a productive way
  9. Teach others new skills


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