Charity registered in Scotland SC042940

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 dedicated to supporting local people in need and providing useful and enjoyable volunteer opportunities.

Current opportunities

SHAX is looking for volunteers to join their team at the SHAX Shop in Dumfries town centre. We’re looking for people who are passionate about fashion, homewares and support SHAX’s values to help local people in crisis through homelessness and/or poverty. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a retail environment. The role involves the following: • Working with our shop team • Being polite and friendly, with good customer service skills • Merchandising and assisting with shop displays • Packing and wrapping purchases • Option to specialise in a particular department, e.g. toys, clothing, books • Tidying the shop floor when not busy • Pricing donated goods

SHAX supports local people in crisis through homelessness and/or poverty. We provide practical help to individuals and families facing hardship, to ensure that they are not without basic household essentials when moving to their new tenancy. To support our aims we run a busy furniture warehouse at Merrick House, The Crichton in Dumfries. Warehouse Assistant tasks are varied and you can support us with the following: - Stock control and preparing stock for sale - Basic repair and renovation of furniture - Assisting customers and merchandising items - Preparing starter packs for our clients - Cleaning and basic maintenance of the premises