Bookshop Volunteer

At the Global Educational Trust Free Bookshops, there is no catch, no gimmick. We are the end product of the charity. We let you have a limited amount of books per day for free for your own, your friends and families personal use. We take in donations of books and a few other items in most of our stores, We prevent books from becoming landfill because of the glue in the spines stops them from being recycled and we recycle them the proper way in which the books were made and then we distribute them in our shops into the local community to help improve quality of life through education and mental well-being where we can escape from this world into another within a few pages of a book. Volunteers needed at (the old M&S building in Rochdale) Opening times Mon-Sat 10am -4pm Volunteers preferred to volunteer for ½ day or full day Main roles – to encourage shoppers to have a look at the book section and make them aware of the free book offer (donations pots on site if people want to donate), to supply books to the public as and when required. Where spaces appear on the shelves re-stock . As the building is used by several charities , everyone on site pulls together to help / advice is always available. If you would like to express an interest in this role, please email Philip.greenwood@actiontogether.org.uk or laura.augustine@actiontogether.org.uk
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
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:

Main roles – to encourage shoppers to have a look at the book section and make them aware of the free book offer (donations pots on site if people want to donate), to supply books to the public as and when required.

Where spaces appear on the shelves re-stock .

As the building is used by several charities , everyone on site pulls together to help / advice is always available.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

No specific Qualifications required , just a friendly personality and willingness to engage with the general public

Areas of Interest: Community, Customer Services, Education, Families, Libraries, Literacy
Opportunity suitable for: Groups, Indoor, Older people, People seeking work, School students, Short term commitment, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Customer Services, Lending a helping hand, Retail
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Global Educational Trust