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Sharston Shop Volunteer

About this role

“Sharston Shop” is a place where local families can come and get donated clothes, toys, books and more. We need volunteers to open up the shop, serve and support families when they come in and to sort out our stock. 

What is the time commitment?

This role is for 3 hours per week approximately. Minimum commitment for 6 months.

Who will you be helping?

Families, Parents

Families within the local community who may be impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. Sharston Shop provides free resources to people who can’t always access brand new clothing, toys, books etc for their family.

What difference will you make?

You will be supporting families to access the resources in the shop to help relieve the ongoing pressures of the cost-of-living crisis. You will empower parents and carers to feel comfortable accessing the support they need without feeling judged, by creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You will help families build confidence and feel comfortable and happy to return to the centre, increasing the opportunities they have to access the support they need for their families. 

Who are we looking for?

There is no typical Family Action volunteer. We welcome people from all communities, backgrounds and life experiences to volunteer with us.

Relevant experience can help, but what is most important are the skills & attributes you bring the the role.

This role would particularly suit people who:

  • Are interested in making a difference to children and their parents. 
  • Are enthusiastic and friendly
  • Are reliable and organised, to help run the shop smoothly.

What's in it for you?

All Family Action volunteers receive full training and access to ongoing supervision and support as long as they are volunteering with us.

This role also offers the opportunity to:

  • Develop and learn new skills and gain useful experience managing stock, displaying items and making families feel welcome
  • An opportunity to share your skills and experience to make a difference to children and their parents
  • Be part of a friendly, experienced team
  • Have access to training
  • Ongoing support from our Volunteer Lead

How can you find out more?

You may like to chat with a member of staff about whether this is the right role for you, or you may be ready to apply right now. 

Either way, just click the ‘I’m interested’ button below to leave your contact details, and a member of staff will be in touch to discuss your next steps in becoming a Family Action volunteer. 

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