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Starter Pack Helper

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SHAX is a young local charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by homelessness and/or poverty through recycling and reusing household goods. We provide emergency starter packs for people in crisis moving into new tenancies. Our starter pack volunteer role includes preparing goods for our clients, including crockery, cutlery, towels, bedding, hygiene and cleaning items etc. This role is varied e.g. wrapping up plates, to ironing bedding to collecting and packing kitchen goods to help someone turn a house into a home.

Organisation aims and objectives

SHAX is a local charity providing help and support for local people affected by homelessness and/or poverty. Particularly, people moving from emergency accommodation to a new tenancy. Working in partnership with local Support Agencies. Shax is currently run entirely by local volunteers without any external core funding. SHAX is dedicated to supporting local people in need and providing useful and enjoyable volunteer opportunities.










This is a flexible opportunity as many or few as the volunteer can manage. 2 hours per week minimum


Experience required: No previous experience is necessary. We are looking for someone who can follow lists (pictures or written) is friendly, non-judgmental, reliable and punctual. Full training and support will be given.
Travel details: SHAX, Merrick House, Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: A new volunteer will come in to SHAX, be shown round the furniture warehouse and behind the scenes, including the staff-only area. They will be introduced to other staff and volunteers. The volunteer co-ordinator will explain how the warehouse and client referral system operates and how we help people (please note we have limited access for wheelchair users because of the building we have). If the volunteer is interested we will ask them to come in for a trial. We will ask for character references and (where applicable) a pvg certificate may be required if the volunteer becomes a lead/mentor volunteer. We provide various types of training suitable for volunteer roles at SHAX and our volunteers are supported by a full-time, qualified, volunteer co-ordinator. Types of support include teamwork events, regular volunteer get-togethers and 1-1 support.

Last updated 2 months ago