Charity Shop Volunteers

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The Lavender Touch wants to open its popular charity shop in Overhaugh Street, Galashiels for an extra nine hours a week. Can you help?

Those additional nine hours of opening could increase the shop’s takings by up to 33%. That would make a huge difference to how we support those diagnosed with cancer in the Scottish Borders. And there are benefits for you too because volunteering, especially for a local charity, is so rewarding. All of our fundraising and proceeds from the shop stay here in the Scottish Borders.
You will make sure that the shop is welcoming, well stocked and with great displays. You will need to organise your time in the shop and spot the jobs that need to be done and leave it organised and tidy for the next shift. Donations need to be sorted and priced and you will handle sales and payments by cash and card. You will have fun, make a real difference and become proud of your contribution. Our volunteers love what they do, value and support each other and receive thankyous and positive comments on a daily basis from our customers.

Helping in our shop is so much more than giving as little as three hours of your time, it can be a chance to try something new, offer up your skills and experience or pick up retail skills. However, no specific experience is required. You can rely on the full support from The Lavender Touch development manager and the team of volunteers to support you and show you the ropes. There are also regular monthly meet ups to update you on the charity’s achievements and services plus the chance to swap ideas and suggestions. The application form does give you the chance to tell us about any skills, experience or interests you have and can bring to the charity.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Lavender Touch is a Cancer charity that supports those living with Cancer in the Scottish Borders. Its purpose is to provide a team of Complementary Therapists to provide treatments within the Borders General Hospital, Macmillan Unit, Renal Unit, Margaret Kerr Centre or at home. Referrals for the service are made by a GP, Nurse or any Borders Healthcare Professional. The Lavender Touch is solely responsible for the continuation of this service and its funding..











Travel details: The Lavender Touch charity shop, 7 Overhaugh Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Minimum age: 18


Taster available: Yes
Training details: : The Lavender Touch does not employ a shop manager and so volunteers work in pairs and must be prepared to use initiative, share decision making, act responsibly and represent the charity in a positive light. The Charity Development Manager is readily available for advice and guidance and to attend if required. Limited shop space and pavement width makes wheelchair access to and in the shop difficult and could restrict a volunteer’s full participation.