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Warehouse Assistant and/or Delivery Assistant

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SHAX is a local charity which supports people affected by homelessness and/or poverty through recycling and reusing household goods. To support our aims we run a busy furniture re-use warehouse at The Crichton, Dumfries. Delivery assistants would be helping to deliver and uplift donated household goods across Dumfries and the surrounding areas. Warehouse assistant tasks could include preparing stock for sale, merchandising items, basic stock renovation and repair, and assisting customers.

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.










Minimum of one full morning or afternoon per week


Experience required: Good communication skills/reasonable level of fitness
Travel details: SHAX is based at Merrick House on the Crichton campus in Dumfries. It is on the Number 5 bus route from town with a stop right outside the door and is about a 20 minute walk from the town centre
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: 2-hour trial then formal induction. Ongoing training & support from Volunteer Coordinator including regular reviews
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago