Swap Shop Assistant - Rutherglen

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Do boutique clothing shops get you excited? Do haberdasheries make you weak in the knees? Looking to be more eco friendly? Come help us run our unique high street swap shops and eco haberdasheries!

As a volunteer R:evolve Swap Shop Assistant you will:
• Welcome and assist customers.
• Weigh / check donations and calculate points to customers.
• Sort and prepare donations for display.
• Help keep the shop clean and tidy.
• Handle cash sales for our haberdashery and workshop materials.
• Display clothing, accessories, and materials to make the shop attractive.
• Follow shop and organisation procedures and policies.
• Promote the goals of the R:evolve project to customers.
• Attend occasional training refreshers and review meetings as required.

PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE BY VISITING: www.revolve-recycle.co.uk/volunteer-sign-up-form

Organisation aims and objectives

R:evolve Recycle is the latest project to be brought to you by LEAP, which has been enhancing the lives of older people in South Lanarkshire since 1992. Servicing Cambuslang, Rutherglen and Hamilton, this innovative intergenerational project aims to cut C02e and waste 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 older people within the community, whilst bringing back a ‘make do and mend’ culture.










Tuesday – Friday Shifts: 10am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm Saturday Shift: 10am – 2pm 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


Our Swap Shop Assistants volunteer directly with customers and community members, often in the absence of on-site staff assistance. As we do not have the facility to supervise younger volunteers, we do not want to put this responsibility on other volunteer
Experience required: • Friendly and enthusiastic. • Reliable and willing to commit to pre-agreed shifts. • Happy to work and support others in a volunteer team. • Confident in making decisions or able to ask others for help if needed. • 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.
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE in Rutherglen
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 three 4-hour shifts, and covers an induction to the project, shop procedures, and Health & Safety.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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