Social Store Volunteer

Background

We have set up the Fish Quay Hub as a way of supporting people;- who are homeless, at risk of becoming homelessness, those who are facing issues due to poverty and or loneliness.

We offer a warm, welcoming, comfortable and safe environment where everyone is welcome.

Our venue also operates a Cafe/Bistro and an events space business which will provide meaningful work experience and employment opportunities for people. The proceeds from this will go to providing services to those who are in need. 

The hub also supports those struggling with fuel poverty by providing clothes washing and drying facilities and a shower which is free to use for those who need it.

Opportunity

We provide a social store where people can 'take what they need and pay what they can'. We need volunteers who will serve the social store customers, keep the area tidy, complete stock checks and restock the items. Take customer feedback and problem solve. 

Meet and greeting people dropping off donations.

Sorting donations and organising storage areas. 

Volunteering alongside hub users and supporting them.







About North East Homeless NEH

North east homeless provide support to those who are vulnerable and homeless in the North East of England. We provide food and emergency equipment at street outreach sessions and are about to open a community hub and venue.

What skills do I need?

Ability to provide a warm and welcoming environment.

Good communication skills.

Someone that can commit to regular volunteering. 

Someone who is flexible to carry out other tasks as and when required. 



 

Posted for
North East Homeless NEH

Register your Interest

Quick Enquiry

Interests

  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Health and Social Care
  • Homeless and Housing
  • Mental Health

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • General Helping
  • Retail

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • Child Protection Policy (where relevant)
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 03/08/2020

End Date: 03/08/2021

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Availability Details

We will be opening 7 days per week 8-8, so can be flexible with hours all we ask is that you commit to regular weekly volunteering.

Location

This opportunity has no specific location.

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