Do you have a couple of hours a week to serve behind the counter at Gawsworth Community Shop?
Gawsworth Community shop is financially viable and is fully owned by its shareholders (members). It is run for the benefit of the local community, selling groceries, household goods, newspapers sandwiches and drinks plus a range of locally sourced pies, cakes, cheese and meats.
Apart from two part-time paid supervisors, the shop is run by volunteers and is open 7 days per week. As a registered Community Benefit Society, the shop is regulated by the FCA.The shop operates 3 volunteer shifts a day so there is something for everyone:
7.30am - 10am
10am - 1.30pm
1.30pm - 4pm (weekdays only)
Volunteers can choose to do a regular shift or be on a bank of reserves to assist during holidays or sickness.
A minimum of 2 volunteers cover each shift, usually one on the till and one serving from the deli counter
We are looking for volunteers who have a genuine interest in supporting and being part of a Community Benefit Society. No experience is needed as we train all our volunteers. We just want people who are happy to help.
Individuals must be reliable and committed, discrete and always maintain confidentiality.
There are two part time supervisors who work all or part of each shift providing ongoing support and training for volunteers. In addition there is a Board of Directors ( also volunteers) who are available to support supervisors and volunteers
Full training is provided to all volunteers. In addition there are shift check sheets on display in the shop to assist with day to day activities. A manual 'How to do everything' is kept in the shop to assist with the one off tasks that happen infrequently e.g.changing a till roll