Who can volunteer?
The shop and cafe are for the whole community and the wider the range of volunteers, the better.
There are no special skills or experience required. Older children (over 14) and young people can volunteer and there is no maximum age.
We are happy to support those working towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award.
If you have a disability, we will do our best to adapt the work to accommodate your needs.
The most important role is to be friendly and helpful to visitors, customers, suppliers and other volunteers and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Typically, volunteers work for one shift a week or a fortnight. Some volunteers take responsibility for certain roles such as ordering, marketing, cleaning, etc and may work more frequently.
Volunteer shifts in the Shop
We particularly need volunteers at the weekends.
Our volunteers work in pairs in shifts of approximately 3 to 4 hours.
Monday to Friday:
First Shift – 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Middle Shift – 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Last Shift – 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
From 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Volunteer shifts in the Post Office
Monday to Friday
First Shift – 10.45 am to 2.00 p.m.
Second Shift – 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Volunteer shifts in the Café
We particularly need volunteers for the cafe so please come and see us if you are interested.
Tuesday to Friday
Morning – 9.00 a.m.to 1.00 p.m.
Afternoon – 1.00 p.m.- 5.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Day to Day Tasks
- Working on the till
- Unpacking and receiving deliveries
- Stacking shelves
- Labelling products and checking stock
- Preparing newspaper deliveries and orders
- Working in the café including serving customers, baking, preparing sandwiches, making Barista Coffees, washing up, cleaning.
Some of the benefits of working in the Alfrick and Lulsley Community Shop/Café are:
- Making new friends
- Meeting old friends
- Learning new skills
- Feeling part of your community
Training for all jobs will be given.
If you are interested in working in the Alfrick and Lulsley Community Shop, please call in for an application form. If you have any queries, telephone the shop on 01886 832862 and leave your contact details. Somebody will come back to you.
How to apply
The volunteer application form can be collected from the shop or printed off and filled out using the link below:
Note: We’re in the process of reviewing our application form, so please visit us in-store for updated information.
- Walkers Welcome
- Cyclists Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Free WiFi
- Dog Bowl