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Volunteering Opportunity: VO98072

  • Toll on Tour Charity Shop Assistant
    with Toll Community Centre, Burntisland.

    Created/last updated: 20/02/2024

    About this opportunity:The Toll Community Hub in Burntisland is an extension of the Toll Community Centre
     •  The Hub helps promote the activities of the center and the charity shop sells bric-a-brac, clothes, books and food (at reduced cost and on specific days)
     •  They also offer some off the street support, to direct anybody who is finding things tough, to speak to the right people
     •  Volunteering with them is an exciting opportunity for anybody willing to get stuck in and who wants to help make a difference for the local community
     •  Their centrally located charity shop is more than just a shop - it's a social point for people who just sometimes need somebody to talk to
     •  You would be cash handling, sorting and rotating stock, setting up and closing, including tidying and keeping the space clean
     •  There will be food handling on some days
     •  This is a friendly environment where The Hub plays an important part within the community
     •  Training provided
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:You will have the chance to shadow an existing volunteer and learn from them how things work. Separately, there will also be additional information on Health & Safety and more. Support from the centre manager is also available.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public transport or mileage costs will be re-imbursed.

    Experience required:Experience working in a charity shop or retail setting would be advantageous but not required as full training will be provided. Relaxed, empathetic, friendly, flexible and approachable manner all important as well as being comfortable interacting with and accepting of others. If you can think on your feet, are a good communicator and are willing to get stuck in, they'd love to hear from you!

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel Details183 High St in Burntisland KY3 9HA Train station is within a 10 min walk and they're on the regular No. 7 bus route. Free parking within 5 min walk.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.