Retail Distribution Centre

The Distribution Centre is a large warehouse based in Ashton under Lyne, and really is an Aladdin’s Cave. If you love working in an informal environment, are willing to “get stuck in” and enjoy being busy then this is for you.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Sorting through donated items such as household goods, furniture and clothes.
• Boxing and bagging donated items ready for distribution to our charity shops
• Labelling stock
• Assisting with regular clearance sales
• Moving furniture – this will require some physical activity
• Loading the van – this may include lifting and carrying heavy items
• Various hours and work patterns available
• Keen eye for fashion, Designers, furniture brands etc
• Recycling- items in relevant area i.e – Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Glass, Metal, Cardboard etc
• PAT tester- Electricals for resale

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Able to work as part of a team
Good communication skills

Areas of Interest: Community centre, Hospices, Retail
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Groups, Long term commitment, Older people, Online, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? DIY/odd jobs, Fundraising, Lending a helping hand, Retail
Skills gained in this role: Carpentry, Cleaning and tidying, Craft, Creativity, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
Organisation Profile: Willow Wood Hospice is an adult Hospice providing specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illness, both cancer and non-cancer diagnosis. We provide care, free of charge, and patients, families and their carers are at the centre of everything we do. Our mission is to continue to provide, free of charge, the highest quality supportive and end of life care to patients with life limiting illness, along with love, care and support to the families and carers during illness and continuing bereavement. Our Values: Love and care for patients, families and carers. Respect For People in life, and at the end of life. Integrity being open and honest. Collaboration By people working together. Development By sharing knowledge and skills, for the benefit of all.
Charity number: 1029318