Charity Shop Volunteer

To keep our charity shop running! The WCBS has six historic boats, three of which are used in the community.
Duration: Ongoing
Start date: 9th December 2016
End date: 20th April 2018
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:

There are multiple shop tasks which can be tailored to suit the volunteer. These include:
Sorting donations
Pricing clothes, shoes, books and toys
Cleaning and Hoovering the shop
Till work
Serving Customers

Skill and Qualifications Required:

You should be reliable and willing to learn new things. Or perhaps you'll bring experience from retail and help us improve things!

Areas of Interest: Environment, Heritage, Mental Health
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Employee Volunteers, Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, Short term commitment, University students, With friends, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Retail
Skills gained in this role: Cleaning and tidying, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Wooden Canal Boat Society
Organisation Profile: About Us – “New Lives from Old Boats” Wooden Canal Boat Society. – “New Lives from Old Boats” The Wooden Canal Boat Society has the second largest collection of former working wooden canal boats in UK. Rather than simply restore and preserve them, The WCBS is finding new uses for these wonderful old boats, putting them to work on behalf of the local community and at the same time providing opportunities for people to learn new skills, meet people, make friends, do something useful and rewarding………………. Working with wooden boats can change peoples lives. We restore historic wooden boats and put them back into use for the community, offering fully crewed cruises for people suffering from poor mental health and other difficulties.