Roots Sorting Space Team - Cambuslang

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Do you love finding charity shop treasures? Do you have an eye for bringing tired clothing back to life as something new? Or maybe you prefer to work back stage and not in a customer-facing role. Why not Volunteer at R:evolve Roots! Our sorting space team members are the foundation of our organisation. They work together in teams supported by R:evolve staff to sort and process our clothing and textile donations making sure that everything gets to the correct place within R:evolve.

Joining the Sorting Space Team gives you first-look at all the donations we receive at the project – an added bonus!

As a R:evolve Sorting Space Team Member you will:

· Sort, steam, and prepare donations.
· Identify items to be sold in our online shop, or sold at thrift + gift, or upcycled and repaired at our community workshops.
· Prep clothing for events, displays, and photographing.
· Sort, price, and package items to be sold in thrift + gift or at Wee Jinty’s Haberdashery
· Carry out basic textile repair e.g., zip replacement, seam mending. (Only assigned to volunteers who feel comfortable doing so).
· Follow organisation procedures and policies.
· Attend occasional training refreshers and review meetings as required.

· Friendly and enthusiastic.
· Reliable and willing to commit to pre-agreed shifts.
· Happy to work individually or with staff and other volunteers.
· Confident in making decisions or able to ask others for help if needed.
· Interest in clothing, fashion, retail or similar.
· Interest in the R:evolve principles of swapping, sharing, reusing, mending, and upcycling or keen to learn more about these.
· Interest in climate change and environmentally friendly behaviours or keen to learn more about these.

Organisation aims and objectives

R:evolve Recycle is an innovative intergenerational project which aims to reduce the impact of fast fashion on our planet by offering a range of services and activities which prolong the life of clothes and textiles We offer creative and exciting volunteering opportunities by sharing the skills and life experience of people within the community, whilst bringing back a ‘make do and mend’ culture.










Tuesday – Friday Shifts: Any length of time between 10:00am and 4:00pm Time Commitment: Minimum 2 shifts / Month Shift commitments are flexible and will be decided according to each volunteer’s availability and the needs of R:evolve.

Frequency and commitment details

Commitment 3 Months 3 Hours, Weekly


No Gender Restriction,
Experience required: Retail / Customer Service, Organised,Practical,Reliable / Dependable,Sociable,Trustworthy,
Travel details: The opportunity takes at multiple location across South Lanarkshire Cambuslang
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: R:evolve Recycle will pay for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, including travel, and pre-agreed upon materials purchase. If you volunteer for three hours or more, there is a small lunch allowance. Expenses are reimbursed via direct deposit upon submission of an approved expense form. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse childcare expenses
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Swap Shop volunteers are invited to attend 'experience days' where they shadow current volunteers as they run the shop. Staff-led shop training is given over 3 – 4 induction shifts, and covers an induction to the project, shop procedures, and Health & Safety.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer