Volunteerings with the scrapstore

Find something you love to do.

Southampton scrapstore is run almost solely by volunteers. This helps us keep the running costs down and adds to the charm of the store. Some of our volunteers have been with us for the whole 35 years we have been running, other join us to fill gaps in their employment or as a stepping stone into other work places. We can provide training and access to courses to those that are keen to add new skills to their CV.

We have volunteers who help us in all areas of the store including front of house till operators; a customer facing position which includes welcoming people to the store, assisting with membership enquiries and take any payments. We also have a fabric room which requires a customer facing volunteer to help members choose and cut fabric, price and bag their items for the till staff.

For volunteers who would rather not be customer facing, there is hands on scrap sorting in our two back rooms, tidying, stocking shelves and making sure the store is compliant to health and safety.

For the more creative volunteers, our team of crafty bees help design and build crafts packs, or create items from scrap materials in the stores to sell at our events. We have a dedicated crafts area room for this on the second floor of the scrapstore.

Benefits of volunteering with us

Meet new people

This is a great way to make new friends and have fun! We are a good mix of people from Southampton

Help the community

Contribute to your community in a positive way by volunteering some of your time to help the scrapstore, run a workshop or become a trustee.

Gain new skills

There is opportunity to gain new skills and a reference for your CV, and experience here at the Scrapstore.

Whether you are looking for a permanent volunteer role or just on a temporary basis, we welcome any volunteer contributions to the scrapstore. Please fill out an application form and tell us a bit about yourself

Become a volunteer

Do you have great ideas and want to contribute to a community cause?

Join the Scrapstore Committee!

Southampton Scrapstore is looking for new trustees to serve on the management committee and take this wonderful local 35 year old charity forward…hopefully for another 35 years.

There are a variety of roles we need help with, from fund raising to admin, strategy planning to event management. Working with our coordinator to ensure the smooth running of the charity.

These roles can be completed remotely, with meetings taking place on zoom. Meaning your contribution can be made from the comfort and safety of your home. Commitments are made yearly at our AGM and it is a great voluntary role to enhance your CV.

If you have great ideas, a few hours to spare a week and want to support us moving forward, then please get in touch.

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