23rd May, 2019

Save The Children issues urgent appeal for volunteers

Ian Hughes 11th May, 2019

A CHARITY shop in Leamington is calling on people to make a difference to the lives of desperate youngsters in the UK and across the globe.

Save the Children in Regent Street has issued an urgent appeal for more volunteers as the charity prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Regional retail manager Adrian Hebbert said: “We really want more people to come along and become part of the Save the Children community in Leamington.

“The volunteers we have are wonderful but at the moment we simply don’t have enough of them.”

Shifts are split up into mornings and afternoons, but the shop is currently closed for three shifts a week as there are not enough volunteers to cover the, costing the charity hundreds of pounds every week in lost sales.

Adrian added there were many roles people might be interested in.

“It’s not just people working on the tills and sorting through donations we need. We are also looking for people who might like to focus on finance, administration, health and safety, or those with a flair for social media.

“We would love to have a more active online presence but simply don’t have enough people to help us with this.

“We welcome volunteers from all walks of life, whether they be retired, unemployed or work part time, but some of the experience we could offer would be ideal for students who could use it to enhance their learning, not to mention their CVs.

“There is a diverse range of people volunteering here who bring different skills with them and it makes for a great community atmosphere.

“It can be huge amounts of fun, and I really want people to get that from it.”

People who would like to volunteer can apply online at savethechildren.org.uk/volunteer. They will be asked to provide references and will then be invited to a half-hour meeting at the shop to find out more.

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