Donations Assistants

  • VO90516


Somebody Cares is a local charity who furnish homes, provide clothing, baby equipment, toys and food parcels to those in need within our city and shire. Through referral from many local support services, charities, social workers and the local councils, clients are able to access our services completely free of charge.

By demonstrating empathy and support, our aim is to provide a helping hand to those who are facing challenging times, by offering hope and providing then with essential and practicable items which they otherwise couldn’t afford to purchase. Our greatest wish is that after receiving our support our clients can gain confidence, flourish and begin to escape the poverty trap.

We work with men, woman and children from many different backgrounds, and our services are accessed by many support services including Aberdeen City Council, Cornhill Hospital, Grampians Women’s Aid, Barnardo’s, Children’s 1st, Turning Point Scotland, Langstane Housing, Shmu, Children and Family Services, Social Bite, Drugs and Alcohol Awareness and many medical professionals.

We fund our charitable work by selling some of our donated items at our very busy retail megastore at Hazeldene Road, Aberdeen. (Old Dobbie’s building). The Megastore has many gems and bargains and has a strong local clientele who visit the store on a regular basis. We are looking for volunteers to help us sort through many of the donated items ready for sale. We are flexible with hours and days and are looking for enthusiastic people with a heart for making a difference to join our friendly team.

A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Alison Topley, Chief Operating Officer at email: or telephone: 01224 460700.

Organisation aims and objectives

Somebody Cares is a charity which provides free food clothing, furniture, beds, carpets, dishes and cutlery (and more) to those in need.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available to assist. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.


Experience required: While there is no direct experience required for this role we are looking for people who can follow instruction and then work with minimal supervision. We are a friendly, busy team so we are looking for people with a ‘can do’ attitude who above have a desire to make a difference within our community.
Travel details: Our Megastore is situated in Hazeldene Road, Aberdeen, AB15 8QU. This is the old Dobbie’s Building by Hazelhead Park.


Taster available: Yes
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will receive H&S training, team introduction and will shadow other volunteers or staff members. We have online training modules and each volunteer will have access to ongoing support via their volunteer coordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer