Our volunteers play a major role in our operations and have helped us become the success we are today; we value the support and the skills that they provide.
Those who volunteer with us and give their time see it as a win-win situation as they have the opportunity to gain customer service and communication skills, learn more about retailing, and work as part of busy and committed team.
If you have some spare time, then you can help us make a big difference. As well as supporting a local charity that helps turn houses into homes, you will be playing a part in protecting the environment by stopping reusable furniture and electrical goods going to landfill.
The help we need
Various hours and days are available, and we welcome volunteers who want to come for a few weeks or stay for longer.
The experience we are looking for
We urgently need volunteers who have experience in the following areas:
- Furniture repair
- Furniture upcycling
- Administration and sales
- Appliance repairs
- PAT testing
- Drivers and drivers’ mates
- Marketing, Espically through Social Media
We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences, so if you enjoy dealing with the public, then we may have a role for you in our showroom.
What’s the next step?
Why not give us a call on 01992 578222 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org? We are always happy to discuss our current volunteering needs. if you haven’t already done so, why not visit our showroom? You’ll find details of our location and opening times on our home page.
You can download a Volunteer Application Pack here
How volunteering has helped others
A retired teacher
One of our volunteers had had to retire from teaching after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She was unsure if she would be suitable, but we persuaded her that she would be and so she joined us working 12 hours a week as part of our Administration Team. She said that it enabled her to fill a big gap in her life and that she found it very satisfying. She has recently moved up to Scotland and is looking for somewhere to volunteer locally to continue to fill her time productively.
Moving into paid employment
Another volunteer was able to obtain a full-time position at a local Tesco supermarket after working for us for a couple of years.
Gaining valuable self-confidence
We had a volunteer from Newham College, who due to low self-confidence was accompanied initially by their tutor. We were able to provide a friendly and supportive environment, so over time their confidence grew enabling them to make visits on their own.