Swapshop Volunteer

  • VO82758


Key tasks: Welcoming and informing customers at the Shrub, working on the till, helping in the stockroom, sorting donations, helping with merchandising and displays, chatting to customers about carbon and sustainable fashion.
Also opportunities for volunteers with particular interests (e.g. graphic design, photography, organisation skills)

Organisation aims and objectives

The SHRUB Co-op aims to reduce waste by providing a platform for people to engage with sustainability. It is student-led, but anybody can get involved. We run a Swapshop, where people can swap their ‘waste’ things for items swapped in by others, a Freeshop (for members of the co-operative), a beginners Bicycle repair and maintenance workshop, upcycling and upskilling workshops, Social Justice Movie Nights, and host a food-sharing group who tackle food waste.










3 hours per week. 1 shift. Wed-Saturday. Either 11:30-2:30pm or 2:30-5:30pm


Experience required: Friendly personality Interest in environmental sustainability and/or sustainable fashion Interest in Cooperatives Open to learning and developing Happy to use till systems Retail experience helpful but not essential. Will get a full training on arrival
Travel details: Zero Waste Hub 22, Bread St Edinburgh EH3 9AF
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Please bring travel receipts with you.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction in Cooperative structures, Till systems, Pricing systems, sustainable fashion information, carbon literacy. Possibility of ongoing trainings in project management, first aid, inclusivity etc.

Last updated 9 days ago

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