We rely upon volunteers to run and manage the shop.  You could be part of the team, make friends and take satisfaction from contributing to the village.

There are many things to be done and your experience and help might be just what we need. This could be serving customers or providing support and back-up including shelf stacking, maintenance, marketing, financial control, IT or helping to organise our social events. The amount of time you commit is entirely up to you. Above all, it’s rewarding and it’s fun!

Relevant experience is valued but not always necessary and training is provided.

If you are interested, either call in at the shop, telephone Nikki on 01395 708324 or
email ottertoncommunityshop@gmail.com. Come and try it out!

These are the areas in which we are currently seeking additional help:


Serving and engaging with customers, assisting with shelf stacking, ordering and receiving deliveries.  A couple of hours a week is all that is required. Full training is provided working alongside our shop manager Nikki.


Processing the newspaper orders first thing in the morning and opening the shop. Full training provided.


Assisting with the maintenance of the shop IT system.

Work Experience

We are occasionally able to offer work experience in conjunction with programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The minimum age is 14 and the minimum commitment is for 20 hours. This is subject to parental consent and that of a teacher, and the availability of volunteer staff with DBS clearance to provide supervision. Child Protection Policies are in place and are available on request.

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