Emmaus Gloucestershire supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get themselves back on their feet again.
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Charity Shop Volunteers - Stroud
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SummaryWe have a range of roles for volunteers and can accommodate as many hours, or days, as you can spare.
Volunteers are a crucial part of our community
You can make a difference at Emmaus Gloucestershire, we have a range of roles for volunteers and can accommodate as many hours, or days, as you can spare. Please note that all of our in person volunteering roles have a minimum age requirement of 18, unless otherwise stated.
Example of duties include:
Bric-a-Brac - Sorting donations for sale/recycling/waste, cleaning items, pricing, and merchandising items on the shop floor.
Clothing, Linen & Shoes - Sorting donations for sale/recycling/waste, cleaning items, pricing, and merchandising items on the shop floor.
Till & Shop Support - Operating the till, dealing with customer queries face-to-face and over the phone, sorting, pricing, merchandising, cleaning, and organising deliveries and excess stock in the warehouse.
PAT Testing - Conducting function and PAT testing on all donated electrical items, sorting donations for sale/recycling/waste, cleaning items, pricing, and merchandising items on the shop floor. Will need, or be prepared to undertake, PAT training course prior to volunteering in the PAT Testing department. Training to be paid for by Emmaus Gloucestershire.
To apply please request and return an application form. On receipt we will be in contact to arrange an informal meet, greet and tour.
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
About Emmaus Gloucestershire
For many people who experience homelessness, one of the biggest obstacles they must overcome is a loss of self-esteem. Emmaus provides an opportunity to regain this, with a chance to make a real contribution to their community.
Emmaus communities are not hostels for the homeless; they provide a home for as long as someone needs it. For many, this support and stability is like the family they don’t have, providing a safe environment in which to settle and re-build their lives. Often this is an opportunity to overcome issues such as addiction, get support with mental health issues or rebuild relationships with estranged family.
Social enterprise is central to the Emmaus model as it provides meaningful work for companions but also generates funding to maintain communities. Companions living in Emmaus communities are expected to sign off all benefits, with the exception of housing benefit, which is used to help support the community. The rest of the funding that is needed is generated through social enterprise and fundraising.
Emmaus communities deliver a significant return on investment. Research shows that for every £1 invested in a community, there is an £11 social, environmental and economic return, with savings to the benefit bill, health services and a reduction in crime.