Volunteer

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How you can help

Workaid is fortunate to have volunteers from all walks of life and of all ages. Whether you are retired, at school or college (minimum age: 16), taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, a corporate body or have a special need, we would really value your skills. No specialist knowledge is required and there is something for everyone, not to mention stopping for tea and coffee breaks! All you require is enthusiasm.

We believe everyone has something to give. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to work together and learn new skills, enhance your CV or just do something fun and practical. Giving your time can open up a whole new world to you, while benefiting someone else via the projects we support.

In our Chesham workshop teams of volunteers sort, refurbish and pack tools and equipment ready for transportation. In our office, volunteers process the project requests, manage paperwork, prepare and send tweets and social media communications and all the duties associated with running the charity. The Workaid Shop is an essential part of the organisation where volunteers sell items we cannot send to Africa to raise funds.

Our Friday Volunteers…

Open Volunteer Roles

The Workaid Shop is a “charity shop with a difference”, specialising in tools, horticulture and haberdashery. We are expanding and looking for Volunteers to assist with the efficient running of the Shop, providing excellent retail service.

The Workaid Shop shifts are 09.30 – 13.00 or 12.30 – 16.30 Monday to Saturday.

You will be dealing with public so the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, honest and dependable with a cheerful welcoming character able to communicate with our customers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • sorting donated stock, cleaning stock as necessary
  • arranging stock on shelves and in displays
  • serving customers and handling money
  • assisting in removal of old stock, rotating stock and disposal as necessary
  • maintaining a clean and tidy shop and stock room area at all times
  • act as an ambassador for Workaid, maintaining good relations with the public
  • reporting any problems to the Shop Supervisor

Good general health is required as the position may involve some lifting although help is always available! No experience needed although previous retail experience particularly in a charity shop would be a bonus.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to research, list, and despatch parcels on our eBay (or other eCommerce) site.

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday AM or PM
Times: Our morning shift is 09:30 to 12:30 and afternoon shift is 13:30 – 16:30.

Duties include:

  • identifying and sorting donated items suitable for eBay, cleaning as necessary
  • researching items to set correct price point
  • photographing and listing online
  • dealing with questions and concerns from potential buyers
  • preparing items are ready for despatch
  • ensuring parcels sold on eBay and elsewhere are well packed for despatch
  • arranging courier collection, or taking parcels a short walk to the Post Office or courier drop off point (use of own car would be an advantage)
  • reporting any problems to the appropriate person

Office experience would be useful.

If you’re adaptable and accommodating, with a good sense of humour, a stack of common sense and happy to go the extra mile on occasions, we’d love to talk to you.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to help with the packing and despatch of our eBay items and depending on your level of interest and available time, the position could develop into research of items for sale, listing items on eBay etc.

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday AM or PM
Times: Our morning shift is 09:30 to 12:30 and afternoon shift is 13:30 – 16:30.

Duties include:

  • ensuring parcels sold on eBay and elsewhere are well packed for despatch
  • arranging courier collection, or taking parcels a short walk to the Post Office or courier drop off point (use of own car would be an advantage)
  • reporting any problems to the appropriate person

Office experience would be useful.

If you’re adaptable and accommodating, with a good sense of humour, a stack of common sense and happy to go the extra mile on occasions, we’d love to talk to you.

Interested?

Please email volunteer@workaid.org or use the contact form below if you are interested in volunteering. You will be invited to come in for an initial chat to get an idea of the environment, where you will be volunteering and to meet other volunteers.

Contact Us Form - Volunteer Page

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A volunteer wrote:

“I first came to Workaid in early 2008.  I had experienced a long period of unemployment and social isolation, which meant that, as well as lacking many of the practical skills needed to find work, I also found social interaction very difficult and daunting. I was immediately struck by the relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere I found there, and I was grateful to receive a very gentle introduction to the work, doing just one afternoon a week in the workshop.

I am immensely grateful to Workaid as I believe that without the support and the learning opportunities I found there, I would not have been able to achieve my present position in paid employment.”