Magpie Banchory (AVA)

Charity registered in Scotland SC014223

Magpie receives donations of furniture and household goods for re-sale and recycling to the public. Magpie works closely with Health and Social Work colleagues to provide goods free of charge to local people in need of assistance as a result of homelessness, life changing circumstances or accident. Magpie is a social enterprise that works with other organisations to provide volunteering and employment opportunities for those finding it difficult to start or return to work.


Current opportunities

Volunteers are vital to our work in promoting sustainable living and reducing waste. As our shop volunteer you will be part of a team that delivers high levels of customer service and undertakes a wide range of activities such as: Greeting and serving customers. Merchandising and pricing donations to look appealing and tidy, Operating the till.

Volunteers are vital to our work in promoting sustainable living and reducing waste. As our electrical tester you will support Magpie with carrying out initial checks and ensuring that electrical items are in good order and are safe and suitable for sale. Tasks: • Checking appliances are working correctly and meet PAT test safe standard • Accurately recording and labelling tested appliances • Cleaning and presenting appliances to a high standard.

Volunteers are vital to our work in promoting sustainable living and reducing waste. As one of our delivery volunteers you will support Magpie with deliveries of furniture to customers and the collection of donations by volunteering alongside our van driver. Tasks: • Loading and unloading of deliveries, this can include large furniture and electrical items. • Assist with house clearances. • Assist with vehicle checks / cleaning. • Maintain warm and friendly customer service.

Volunteers are vital to our work in promoting sustainable living and reducing waste. As a social media volunteer you will raise the profile of Magpie and help us raise funds to support our work by promoting our stock on social media platforms. Tasks include: • Raise the profile of Magpie to help increase donations. • Promote Magpie’s stock to increase sales of donated goods on the Magpie’s Facebook page and Marketplace. • Prepare photo’s and descriptive content to share.