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Volunteer shop assistant

Volunteer shop assistant
Artizan International
Description of the role:

We are looking for confident and bubbly volunteers for our retail store in Harrogate town centre. The sale of products made by our differently-able artisans overseas helps to fund the work we do both overseas and here locally in the UK.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Sales or customer service experience is a bonus but not essential as full training will be given.
An outgoing personality is essential as chatting to the public about our work and products is a huge part of what you will be doing during your time with us.

Practical information:

Shifts available for volunteers are:
Mondays 9.50am - 1.30pm or 1.30pm-5.15
Tuesdays 9.50am - 1.30pm
Wednesdays 1.30 - 5.15
Thursdays 1.30 - 5.15
Fridays 9.50am - 1.30 or 1.30pm - 5.15
Saturdays 12 -3
Sundays 12-3
The town centre location means there is no parking on site.
Full training will be given


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
39 Oxford street
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 30.09.2020
Organisation Information

In October 2020 a new shop opened in Oxford Street, Harrogate with opening hours 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 10-4 Sunday.

During the coronavirus outbreak weekly craft sessions have not been taking place but the team has been delivering emergency craft packs to differently-able children and adults. There is a buddy service with friendly volunteers, to regularly phone and provide ongoing support. They have also produced some YouTube videos of crafts you can do in your own home with simple at hand materials. Check their facebook page for the latest information.

Runs weekly craft workshop sessions in Harrogate for adults with disabilities and / or learning differences, providing a fun and caring environment in which to learn new craft skills, interact with others and work together towards a common task. Trains skilled volunteers to work with faith-based organisations in the developing world, to set up employment-generating craft workshops for people with disabilities, who would otherwise be living in extreme poverty. Supports social-enterprise for disabled people in the developing world, through fundraising activities.
Weekly craft sessions are now also offered for differently-able children.

Charity number: 1160494