ReBOOT has been going strong as a social enterprise since 1997 – and offers a complete computer recycling service that has been massively reducing the environmental impact of waste electronics in Moray, by reusing and recycling donated technology.
Refurbished computers and other devices are also donated back to people or community groups who may struggle to afford a device or sold to the community at affordable prices in our shop. We are also now producing some nifty creative products with our plastics recycling, too.
Volunteers are at the core of our success and now, we are looking for 4-5 new people to join our team.
You don’t need a background in computers to volunteer all we ask is that you are able to give a minimum 4-hour time commitment during ReBOOT’s hours of operation. This can be any day or days, Monday to Thursday, 9.30- 3.30pm. Initially we’d like you to volunteer on a regular basis, so you can see what’s involved and find a role that’s right for you.
Anything that is not reused or rebuilt is recycled, so the type of activities you'd be undertaking whilst volunteering can include:
Testing hardware, refurbishing devices or sorting and stripping devices into recyclable components
Assist in the loading/unloading and packaging of pallet shipments in the warehouse
Help keep an asset log up to date
Joining the crew on the van to pick up donations
Driving the Van ( Over 25’s only )
What We Can Offer You:
We are a friendly bunch – we want our volunteers to make connections, make friends and know that what they do and the time they give, really matters.
We offer a full induction and further training opportunities if desired.
Learn about the recycling industry and social enterprises.
Gain skills, experience and enjoy it while you do it.
Help reduce waste and help the planet!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact: email@example.com
No two days in our shop is ever the same. From the exciting donations that come through our door, to the wonderful customers who shop with us. British Red Cross shops are ever changing, but one thing that never changes is that we need volunteers to help us to spread the power of kindness.
What you will be doing?
Talking to customers and providing great service
Creating exciting displays
Sorting and pricing donations for sale in the shop
Volunteer in our shops
Our shop volunteers are helping us beat cancer right now.
In 2019/20, 14,000 volunteers gave 3.1 million hours of their time and sold items totalling £15million. These funds are helping us start new clinical trials and research treatments as we speak.
If you volunteer at a Cancer Research UK shop, you too could make a real difference to what we can achieve. Nothing we do would be possible without amazing volunteers like you.
You’ll also gain valuable skills to help develop your CV and experience. And you’ll volunteer alongside a wonderful team of passionate, friendly people who will support you every step of the way.
Volunteering is open to everyone and no experience is required. So, if you’re looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you.
What do shop volunteers do?
Volunteering in our shops is varied, exciting and rewarding. No two days are the same and you have the chance to flex different skills regularly. There are always new opportunities to keep you engaged and help you grow and develop in your role.
While this list is not exhaustive, it gives you a flavour of some of the typical tasks in our charity shops:
Serving customers, taking payments and providing good all-round customer service
Sorting through donated items and pricing stock
Working on window and shop displays
Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised
Interacting with the general public
Following new health, safety and social distancing measures
You don’t need any experience to volunteer
You just need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy being part of a team. There’ll be a full induction as well as ongoing training opportunities to make sure you’re fully confident and able to excel in your role.
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteering brings a wealth of benefits, both personal and professional.
Every volunteer hour you donate means we can sell 6 items and make £20 of income. So, if you volunteer for a 7-hour day, this can generate £140. That means that every day you volunteer, you’ll be raising more funds to beat cancer.
You’ll gain important skills that are hugely valued in the workplace such as teamwork, communication and using your initiative.
You can boost your CV by working towards an NVQ in Retail with Derby College, and we'll provide you with a reference.
It will allow you to get involved in your local community and to meet new friends.
Our friendly CRUK team will be there to support you all the way – offering guidance and helping you build your confidence.
It’s fun – you’ll gain real satisfaction from volunteering alongside our warm, friendly shop volunteers who will make you feel right at home.
The minimum age for volunteering in our shops is 18 . If you’re aged between 16 -18 you may still be able to volunteer in our shops, but you must be on a recognised scheme, for example, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Moray Reach Out is a charity that runs several social enterprises that provide work and training opportunities to vulnerable adults throughout Moray. We are looking for volunteers to help support our vulnerable adults. For our projects, communication skills and empathy are essential.
The Moray Reach Out Art Yarn Project delivers the many processes of turning locally farmed Shetland sheep fleece into saleable hanks of wool. This offers opportunity for all abilities to be involved, from washing the fleece, teasing the wool fibres open, carding the wool ready for spinning, spinning the wool and hanking it for sale. Everyone of these processes is carried out by hand, allowing for physical activity, reducing stress levels and developing social skills as you will working as part of a team.
Volunteers need no experience of working with wool or spinning. There are so many facets to this project, there is something for every skill level. If you do spin, great! If you would like to learn, you soon will!
Being part of a team of staff delivering good customer service to the people who use our services. Job roles include:
• Promoting our shops to the local community
• Selecting, preparing and pricing donated clothes, homewares, accessories, games etc in line with shop guidelines.
• Replenishing stock
• Operating a till
• Working with other organisations to make parcels for people in need
What will the volunteering role look like?
Assisting customers in the shop in a friendly and professional manner, whether that be answering enquiries or just having a chat.
Sorting donated goods. This a large part of every retail role.
Pricing donated goods
Replenishing and changing the stock on display.
Operating the till.
Talking to customers.
Making our displays and window look their best!
You will be responsible for receiving deliveries, liaising with suppliers and ensuring that produce is stored correctly and in accordance with the Pantry's FIFO procedure (first in first out). Another key role is to ensure that the stock room and shop floor are kept clean, tidy and well organised. This role requires some heavy lifting and manual handling. There is scope here for the role to be more practical or more creative based on preference and skills.
Diabetese Aide Forfar Shop is a fantastic way of not only recycling unwanted and no longer used items but it also raises necessary funds for Diabetes Aide. The shop is situated on Castle Street in Forfar and the role includes cleaning and arranging stock both in the stock room as well as on the shop floor, serving customers and till operation as well as making sure the shop is kept clean and organised at all times.