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A Community Shop could not function at all if it was not for the volunteers. We are fortunate to have a great team of volunteers who give up some of their time to serve in the shop and thus ensure the continuing success of the business. All of them give customers a friendly greeting and the shop has become a real hub for members of the community to meet up and chat. Volunteers regularly say that they have got to know many more of their neighbours and fellow villagers since working in the shop and how much they have benefitted from the experience.

A weekly rota is put together by our Shop Managers. It consists mainly of two hour shifts;some people just do one a week, some like to do two or more at different times of the week whereas others like to stay in the shop for a four hour double shift. Most of the time there will be two volunteers on duty at any one time, though as people grow in confidence many are happy to work in the shop on their own

Several of the shop volunteers have also been trained to serve in the Post Office, and there is a separate rota for this important task.

We are always happy to hear from new volunteers who would be prepared to help staff the rota, to ensure that this essential part of the operation never misses a beat.  The more people who volunteer, the easier it becomes to share the duties across a 7-day rota.

Full training will be provided, including how to handle the takings and operate the cash till, and what may seem daunting at first actually becomes a lot easier after some practice. New volunteers will always work alongside more experienced colleagues until they are comfortable in their role

 If you do feel able to volunteer, and would like to contribute in this way, or if you feel you can be of assistance in any other way, please pop into the shop and make yourself known to us, or go to the contact page and call or send us a message. We would be delighted to hear from you, and we're certain that you won't regret it!