Our volunteers

Aside from  Kim, our part time paid coordinator, and Gwen, our part time van driver, the Scrapstore is run entirely by volunteers.

Volunteers are the store’s life blood and without them, around 48,000 children and 6,000 adults wouldn’t have access to our low cost resources.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please contact us. Please note all volunteers require 2 references before they can start volunteering with us.

Find something you love to do

There’s a very happy atmosphere in the store and always something to be done. Some people prefer to be ‘back of house’ unloading and sorting ‘scrap just in,’ while others enjoy serving customers, taking photos of the scrap for the website, or helping out with the shop.


The Autumn Pumpkin Festival, Southampton Play Day and Alresford Music Festival are just a few of the events at which we’ve run craft sessions. Volunteer with us and you could help run these fun days out.

The Scrapstore Committee

Volunteer behind the scenes and help make us fit for purpose and able to survive, so we’re around for many more members to use.

What is a commitee member / treasuerer what can they do for more infomration click here

Current opportunities: Ceneral commitee member, Treasurer , Secretary

General Add trustees

FAQs on the role of being a management committee member

Volunteering  in the store

We have volunteers doing all sorts of things including:

  • Helping to sort the materials that receive from our suppliers,
  • Shop volunteer ie. helping customers, sorting shop stock, operating the till,
  • Assisting the coordinator with various office based tasks.
  • Craft Volunteer – Get involved in creating crafts that we can sell to fundraise

Volunteering – other opportunities

  • Drivers assistant. -assisting to collect materials from our suppliers
  • Social media roles
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Events

Benefits of volunteering with us

Make new friends and have fun!

We’re flexible – and will do what we can to accomodate you .

Gain new skills and a reference for your CV, and experience.

Meet Our Volunteers

Here are just some of the brilliant people who volunteer their time and energy to keep Southampton Scrapstore going.



“The Scrapstore is a vital part of reducing and reusing waste materials in our city and is also a fun and friendly place to volunteer” says Clare Diaper, who joined the store team after seeing the van out and about around the city. Clare started volunteering in 2010, helping with sorting of scrap materials and running the store. She soon became more involved in all aspects of Scrapstore and joined the committee in 2012 and is currently the treasurer. Clare is passionate about “a more sustainable Southampton, a city where resources are valued, our environment is respected and a place where we look after each other”, all things that Southampton Scrapstore values.



Jacquie is a local artist and volunteers as chair of the Scrapstore committee. She represents the charity at a number of events and runs workshops in the Scrapstore itself.