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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you might be more comfortable in a
support role, there are other opportunities:
Promoting the shop
and its products employing social media and more
traditional forms of advertising including promotional
•IT & Finance
Acting in support of
our Treasurer. Some experience with accounting
software would be helpful but is not essential as full
training would be provided.
If you are an early
riser, you can be part of the ‘Newspaper Team’,
opening up the shop each morning and laying out the
newspapers for collection. Supporting roles
include preparing the weekly return made to our
requires you to be in the shop or commit to regular
hours. From time to time, we also need people
⚬ Make deliveries to housebound
⚬ Collect stock from small local
⚬ Undertake shop maintenance.
⚬ Posting to our Instagram and
⚬ Maintaining the greeting cards
• Seeking out new product lines from
If you are at all interested, call the shop, speak to
Nikki and without any commitment, arrange to come down
to the shop, see at first-hand what we do and speak to
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.