The Woodgate Community Shop is run for the community by the community and Key to ensuring that it is a viable community shop is volunteering. Our shop will be have a manager and a small number of staff but will also be supported by volunteers from the local community. This means profits from sales can be invested back into the costs of running the shop for the community.
We would like to give the opportunities to people to gain experience in a retail environment and with customer service.
We are looking for more volunteers right now.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
Volunteering has been proven to be good for your health and wellbeing, as well as providing benefits to your career and development. By volunteering at the Woodgate Community Shop you will:
HOW CAN YOU VOLUNTEER?
We will be looking for volunteers to work in the shop, this will involve serving customers at the till, stocking the shelves and general day to day tasks. Volunteers will be provided full training.
We would be looking for volunteers to work shifts of up to three hours and a minimum of one (if possible).
There will also be a range of other volunteering opportunities in other areas such as marketing, maintenance, ordering, cleaning and helping with the community events.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You can register your interest in volunteering by visiting the shop (when we're open) and chatting to any of the team. They will take your details and pass them onto our volunteer team who will be in touch. Or you can apply using the link above.
If you would like to apply to be a volunteer within the shop, please apply below.
We are recruiting for two members of staff for our new Community Shop.
We have the exciting opportunity for a Full Time Retail Manager(s) of a New Community Shop in Woodgate.
Offering a wide range of food and household staples as well as sourcing from local suppliers and producers where possible, there is plenty of scope to take the shop forward in your own way, with the support of a Management Committee, working alongside a number of volunteers. It truly is a social enterprise where your commitment & aspirations for the role in the community you will play needs to match the commercial performance of the shop. As well as working in the shop you will take responsibility for the effective operation of the shop, stock control, and financial management.
If this sounds challenging and you have relevant experience, then Woodgate shop would like to hear from you.
We need someone with relevant experience you will probably be a manager or assistant manager of a food or convenience store who maybe wants the freedom and opportunity that bigger chains and groups don’t allow.
- Salary £22-25K dependant on experience
- Some weekend working
- Flexible hours.
- 40hrs per week
Further details are below.
To apply go to with a covering letter and your CV to email@example.com
Deadline for applications 26 th September
Interviews week of 2 nd October
You can volunteer from the age of 14 years old. However, if you are aged 14-16 year olds must work with a parent, guardian or agreed adult. You will need to speak to the volunteering team about your circumstances.
Yes – we’d love to hear from you.
Yes – we know that volunteering can really help with learning new skills and it looks great on your CV, so we would love to hear from you. Please do get in touch with the volunteering team and committee with your specific things to add to your CV and we will see what we can do.
Yes, we would! Get in touch with the committee and as there may be opportunities to take on roles in specific areas such as marketing, fundraising or financial management. We are specifically looking for someone with bookkeeping and accountancy experience.
We appriciate all the help from our community. If your work or circumstances mean that you can only decide the day before if you can work or you can only work here and there, then that’s fine and easily booked. Just sign up for what you can do.
Full training is given and support is there while you are on shift. The till isn’t as daunting as it might look and we have a supportive no-blame policy for all our volunteers. There are also other volunteering roles where the till is not used.