We rely on volunteers to help run our community shop
Currently we have 70 male and female volunteers ranging in age from 14 – 80+ supporting our two employed Managers. Volunteers help in a variety of ways – cleaning, shelf stacking, stock rotation, date checking, serving at the till, providing Health and Safety advice, accounting, product placement and cashing up at the end of the day.
We support the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in offering community service placements and work experience for the younger members of the village.
We are taking part in a project run by the Plunkett Foundation called Counter Culture and hope that with their help and support we will be able to encourage more volunteers to join us using different models and ideas for recruitment.
If you can spare a little time, either on a weekly basis or even only occasionally please come and join us.
Volunteering is rewarding in many ways – at a recent meeting we asked why people volunteered in the shop.
Some of the comments were:
I wanted to keep the shop and Post Office in our village
It’s fun, I enjoy the company of the other volunteers
It gets me out of the house
It keeps my brain active
It gives me a break from caring
I’m giving something back to the community
It helped me meet people when I moved into the village
- Monday to Friday
8am - 6pm
8am - 2pm
9am - 12 noon
Deliveries can be arranged