Host Organisation: Chance Changing Lives

We are looking for sociable, discreet, and non-judgmental, hardworking, physically fit volunteers in our food retail project. You will be working on the checkout, adding up figures and doing cash/card transactions, as well as stacking, lifting and cleaning.

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Children and Young People, Community Development, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Refugees, people seeking Asylum, immigrants, Women
Type of Activity: Administration, Retail
Location: Crewe
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM

• Meeting new people
• Working in a thriving Community Pantry
• Organising stock rotation, loading and unloading, cleaning
• Handling cash and card transactions
• Welcoming shoppers
• Signing up members
• Being part of a committed and forward thinking team
• Knowing you are making a difference locally
• Working with supportive and innovative manager and Trustee
• Valuable work experience for your CV and work progression outside the charity

For more information please contact michele.parks@Chancechanginglives.org

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

• ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
• commitment to work with supervision and to follow instruction
• warm hearted
• reliable
• flexible
• physically fit - lifting required
• committed
• excellent organisational skills
• ability to work independently and as part of a team
• good written and verbal communication skills
• cash handling skills
• experience in retail/social service/health/benefits role useful but not essential
• second language useful but not essential (Eastern European)

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

For those who live locally, we reimburse public transport fares and travel expenses for travel above home to volunteering base, at the following rates per mile: car users, 45p.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

You would be joining a small, friendly team with a Trustee & General Manager to support you

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Safeguarding training is provided for all staff and volunteers. Additional training as the role demands will be offered.