Host Organisation: Cheshire Without Abuse

To support Cheshire Without Abuse in handling donations, preparing for sales activities, Seasonal gift giving (Easter, Harvest, Christmas) and fundraising events.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, Community Events, Crime / Community Safety, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, People with Mental Health Issues, Social and Community Care, Victims of Crime, Voluntary and Community Sector Support, Women
Type of Activity: Fundraising, Retail
Location: Crewe
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM

The role of a Donations and Sales volunteer is pivotal to the support we offer in our accommodation, making sure that clients have all they need to make them feel valued and welcome.

Role Description
To carry out the following tasks:
• Organise and catalogue donated items and keep a stock inventory
• Prepare room turnover packs for CWA safe accommodation
• Prepare clothing and other donations ready for display and selling on, ie washing & ironing clothing, marking up, etc.
• Help coordinate seasonal gift distribution to clients
• Handle cash from customers.
• Prepare promotional materials, ie promoting sales items.
• Work as part of team with other volunteers and staff members.
• Attend training and other support considered necessary in carrying out the role.
• Uphold CWA policies, including equal opportunities and health & safety.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

What we are looking for (skills, qualities and experience):
• Good organisational skills
• Experience of record keeping
• Willing to carry out tasks such as sorting through donated items and washing and ironing.
• Ability to handle cash, taking money from customers, giving change and cashing up proceeds from sales activities.
• A reliable and flexible approach to working in a team environment.
• A willingness to work with a variety of people.
• Good inter-personal skills and able to communicate effectively with other volunteers, clients, customers and CWA staff.
• A commitment to CWA vision, aims and values.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

transport @45pence per mile

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Benefits to you as a volunteer from taking on this role:
• Training
• Support
• New skills and experience
• Making a difference to your local community
• New friends and colleagues

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Full Induction training
Health and Safety
Fire Safety
Manual Handling
Domestic Abuse Awareness and Safeguarding