Swindon and District Samaritans is looking for people to help in our busy charity shop in Curtis Street, Swindon where we sell pre-loved items to raise critical funds for our branch.
Our shop relies on volunteers, could you give some of your time to support this vital fundraising activity right at the heart of our local community?
Whatever you do for Samaritans, you will be helping to change people’s lives for the better. That’s even true for your own life. Our volunteers say they find volunteering incredibly rewarding.
Susie Higgs - Branch Director
What would I do as a shop volunteer?
There are all sorts of things you could get involved with in our shop. From, window dressing, working behind the till, sorting donations, talking to customers about the Samaritans Service to helping with promotional events.
What experience do I need?
No experience is needed. We are looking for volunteers who have an approachable, friendly manner. You would be motivated, keen to learn new skills, be able to take direction and work in a team.
What would the time commitment be?
We usually ask for a regular commitment so we know who is helping and when.
The shifts we have are just over 3 hours long and the times we are looking for volunteers are -
What benefits will there be for me?
There are lots of benefits in volunteering with us, some of these are -
- You will get to meet new people.
- Learn new skills and gain more confidence.
- You will work with a great team.
- You will be supported and trained in your role.
- You are supporting our local community and making a difference.
Lastly……it’s fun being a Samaritans volunteer!
We recently supported Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021, here are two of our shop volunteers who came along and helped raise awareness of the Samaritan Service.
Swindon Samaritan Volunteers on our community stand at Pride 2021, shop volunteers helped run the stand and had a successful day selling items from our shop.
Training day for 3 of our shop volunteers.
How are you keeping your volunteers safe?
Our number one priority is to keep our volunteers and customers safe. Our branch and shop are applying strict guidelines with regard to hygiene standards and social distancing. We are continually reviewing the situation to make sure we keep everyone safe.