BASILDONCharity Shop located at 1 South Walk, Basildon SS14 1BZ
SOUTHENDCharity Shop located at 147 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1LL
Anyone who has time to spare and would like to use it to benefit a charity can volunteer in a charity shop. Volunteers are often parents with young children, retired people, students, young people seeking work experience, and part-time workers.
Volunteers often enjoy their time at a charity shop. It gives them the chance to meet people, make new friends, become part of a team and learn new skills while raising money for charity.
You may be asked to sort donations, price goods, work on the till, and create window displays. Special skills are not often required as training is given on the job. If you have experience in other areas, tell the shop manager as it can often be put to use.
Being a volunteer need not interfere with your other commitments.
On Incapacity Benefit? You can volunteer without payment being affected. If you claim Job Seeker’s Allowance you should not be affected if you are still ‘actively seeking and available for work’. Whichever benefit you receive, inform your benefits agency if doing voluntary work.
To talk to us about Volunteering call 07404 913466,