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Join our Co-op team and feel part of your local community

Shop work / Retail volunteers needed for True Food Co-op in RG4

The True Food Co-op is a not-for-profit community shop in Reading which sells local, ethical, wholesome and organic food, toiletries and household goods.

We are seeking volunteers to join our shop team to:

  • Provide high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service at the till.
  • Maintain the store condition, keeping it tidy and clean and helping with product displays.
  • Help unpack new deliveries and stocking shelves with products.
  • Engage with our customers in a welcoming and friendly way, helping them to find what they need.
  • Follow our policies and procedures relating to Food hygiene, Health & Safety and handling payments.

Helping out in our Co-op can provide a great way to develop new skills, meet new people and feel part of your local community.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Angela Morris, Business Development Lead
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189461188
Contact instructions?
Between 10am and 6pm Tues - Saturday
Location address line 1
61 Grove Road
Line 2
Emmer Green
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG4 8LJ

Map
Location description
In the True Food Shop
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Tue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Shifts are available between 0800 - 1900, ideally 2 to 3 hours
Task type?
Shop work / Retail
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeKeen learnerSociableSupportiveCommunicatorPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
On the job training given by staff and True Food members
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
No-one works alone, a shop manager is always on hand
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
We will refund travel expenses to get to True Food
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
No
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
13 September 2021

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