OPP OF THE DAY: Retail Sales Assistant Volunteer – Barnardo’s (Charity Shop Stourbridge)

– Serving customers using till and credit card PDQ
– Recording donations coming into the shop from members of the public
– Promoting and signing donors up to Gift Aid scheme
– Display and merchandising shopfloor
– Shopfloor housekeeping/tidying
– Customer service

Some criminal convictions are restricted from volunteering – each looked at individually.
Over 16’s only.

Applications can be made online via:

We are Human, too


Pandemic. It’s a worrisome time and we, leaders of volunteers worry. A lot. Like mother hens, we cluck about, gathering masses under our protective wings. “I got you,” we murmur, pulling everyone close.

We worry about the frail volunteers who are determined to keep volunteering but may become infected with the virus. We worry about the volunteers who stay home and are missing that one, bright, social spot in their lives as they hunker down, alone. We worry about the clients we serve and how they are deprived of that perfect moment, when our skilled volunteer makes a connection, soul on soul.

We worry we aren’t doing enough, or we’re overlooking a volunteer who needs us. We worry that things will never be the same again, and our volunteers will leave over new regulations. We worry that volunteers may experience a new normal and be reluctant to work directly with…

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COVID-19 Community Action and support

Dudley CVS has been asked to lead on co-ordinating the community response to COVID-19 in Dudley borough, working with existing voluntary and community groups and the volunteer centre and connecting people that need support to assets in their local community.

For more info and to offer help as an individual or a group please follow this link