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Bookshop Volunteer

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The first Bethany Book shop is more than a place to buy books. It is a community hub to chat, relax and grab a coffee!
What will the volunteering role look like?

  • Assisting customers in the shop in a friendly and professional manner, whether that be answering enquiries or just having a chat.
    -Sorting donated goods. This a large part of every retail role.
    -Pricing donated goods
    -Replenishing and changing the stock on display.
    -Operating the till.

Organisation aims and objectives

Bethany Christian Trust exists to relieve the suffering and meet the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people. Our vision is that through Christian love in action homelessness will be reduced and vulnerable people empowered to live independently within society. Bethany operates services that take people from homelessness through to managing their own tenancy and building positive friendships.










2-4 hours per week.


Experience required: ESSENTIAL: -Friendly & confident -Happy to chat with customers -Willing to work as part of a team, but also able to work independently DESIRABLE: -An interest in and/or knowledge of books -Experience working or volunteering in retail
Travel details: The shop is on Leith Walk, next to our Haddington Place shop. This is an area well serviced by buses and is a 20-30 minute walk from the centre
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Regular volunteers are entitled to claim up to £3.20 per day for travel expenses (£4.00 if multiple busses are required) and up to £3 per day for lunch expenses, providing that they volunteer for 4 hours or more on that day, and that they present their manager/supervisor with the valid receipts.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training will be given at induction and on an ongoing basis as appropriate.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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