Barnardo’s, the children’s charity, is looking for people to volunteer at its store in Brixton Road after the number of donated items has increased over the past few months.
Rebecca Claydon, store manager, said: “We are one of the largest charity shops in the local area which means we have the capacity to accept a large volume of pre-loved donated items from our generous customers and supporters. However, we do occasionally develop a backlog of stock in our stock rooms which is why at present we desperately need more volunteers.
“We receive such an incredible range of items from stylish vintage clothing and furniture to beautiful pieces of artwork and rare vinyl records. By having a few more volunteers who can give whatever time they have to the store means we can reduce our current backlog and raise even more money for the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.”
James Barrett who volunteers at the Brixton store said: “My grandparents adopted two kids through Barnardo’s many years ago, so it’s always been a charity which has been close to my family. I have been volunteering for almost six years and I got involved through a work programme organised by the job centre. You never see the same thing twice in the store and no two days are ever the same. It keeps life interesting and it’s a great way to feel good.”
Stiphanie Baah from Tulse Hill added: “I have been volunteering in the shop for the past three months and I really love it. It’s really good and I love the team who are really friendly. Volunteering is a good opportunity for me to pursue my career in retail and boost my CV. Barnardo’s are really flexible and there are lots of different things to do in the store. Sometimes I help out at the back and other times I can be on the till. It’s a nice way to meet people too.”
To find out more about volunteering please visit www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteer
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