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.  For details about our opportunities

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.