Volunteer Warehouse Assistant - Harrogate

Our Volunteer Warehouse Assistants play an essential role in the smooth running ‘behind the scenes’ of our retail department while raising vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the day-to-day operations of the warehouse by helping to receive donations, load and unload the charity van and help with general maintenance.

There is no minimum time commitment that we expect from our volunteers so whether you can do a few hours a week or once a month, we’ll do our best to offer a role that fits in with your schedule. No previous experience is necessary as training will be provided.

Typical activities may include;
• Loading/unloading the charity van
• Packing and unpacking deliveries
• Sorting and categorising donated items
• Preparing donations for sale
• Communicating with staff and volunteers from shops and donation centres about deliveries and collections
• Some light maintenance tasks
• Keeping the warehouse clean, tidy and well organised

Skills or experience required?:

What we’re looking for;
• Someone who is reasonably active – this role involves lots of heavy lifting, bending and carrying
• Someone who is good at working as part of a team but also able to work independently when required
• A hardworking, enthusiastic and helpful attitude
• Someone who is willing to follow guidance and processes
• Reliability is essential

Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Charity shop
Type(s) of cause supported: Health, hospitals & hospices
Where is the opportunity located?: Harrogate
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Flexible but most volunteers do 3/4
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: