Charity registered in Scotland
Tayside Re-Users is an environmental reuse and recycling Social Enterprise. Established in 1995 it diverts unwanted items from landfill for reuse and recycling, offers employment, volunteering and training opportunities to young people and others who struggle to secure work and provides low cost or no cost household items to people on fixed or low incomes.
Tayside Re-users receives donations from many sources and often these need to be collected - from our Hub, recycling centres, businesses and members of the public. Sold items also need to be delivered to the customer. As a Van & Warehouse Assistant, you help the Van Driver by collecting items from donors and making deliveries to customers. This involves handling heavy items such as furniture or white goods either on or off a van, into storage or into the sales area while keeping areas safe and tidy. You will need a good level of fitness for this role.
Tayside Re-Users need volunteers who can fix furniture. Furniture repairers play an important role in ensuring that many items which would otherwise be thrown away are recycled and sold in their shop. If you have a background in furniture repair or joinery, this role is perfect for you! Or come and learn some new skills in sanding, painting and varnishing.
Tayside Re-users regularly receives donations of bicycles. Some require repair before they are ready for resale in our shop. We have a dedicated repair area and this has repair equipment and supplies of spare parts. This opportunity would suit someone who has a passion for bikes, experience of bike repairs and able to carry out basic repairs to bikes to give them a new lease of life.
Tayside Re-Users try their best to avoid ditching furniture in landfill. Some of the household goods we receive require upholstering to make them suitable for resale in our shop. We have a dedicated area for upholstery but the ideal volunteer would be looking to develop their existing upholstery skills.