Charity asks for volunteers to help run its shops

The county’s largest nature conservation charity is asking for volunteers to come forward to help with the running of its three shops.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust wants people to lend a hand to help with the day-to-day running of its charity shops in Leek, Penkridge and Codsall.

Typical roles for volunteers could include till duties, sorting through and preparing stock, customer services, displays and promoting donations and Gift Aid.

The shops help to support the Trust’s work across Staffordshire, including running its 31 nature reserves, its conservation work and environmental education.

The shops opened following on from the success of the Leek store, which opened in 2015.

Maryjoy Jones, Charity Shop Manager, said: “The volunteer roles will give us a real helping hand in running our shops and we’re hoping to hear from people who are interested.

“They would be needed for a minimum of four hours each week – although they can do as many hours as they can.

“We are always in need of good quality donations too. If anyone is having or had a recent clear out, we’d be extremely grateful if they could donate items to us which go towards supporting the shop.

“Our shops rely on the generous donations from members of the public.”

Volunteers must be aged over 16 years old.

For more information email Maryjoy Jones – m.jones@staffs-wildlife.org.uk