Ask any of our volunteers and they’ll tell you – volunteering is good for you. It helps to keep you fit and active, keeps you in touch with what’s happening in the village, and introduces you to new people. You also get a glow of pleasure from helping customers and from supporting a fine, local cause – the village shop. And the experience and skills you gain can count towards your CV, a pretty important consideration if you are in the market for jobs. All in all, doing volunteer work that you find meaningful and interesting can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work, school, or family commitments.
More opportunities than you imagine
We’re always looking for more volunteers. Not just to work in the shop, serving customers, although that’s central to what we do. (Between them, the volunteers have never missed a shift in seven years.) There are many other ways in which you could volunteer with the village shop –
- making up and delivering customer orders
- receiving and pricing deliveries
- stock checking
- helping to design and deliver our marketing materials
- coordinating orders to our suppliers
- using social media to keep customers informed
- keeping our outdoor site tidy
We are flexible – tell us when you are available and what you would like to do. Even if it’s only an hour a week. If you sign on as a volunteer you will get full training and support from a dedicated team including periodic updates on new product ranges. Many of our volunteers have successfully completed food hygiene courses.
Interested? Like to know more? Call in and leave your name.