Are you looking to make new friends, to increase your confidence, or to advance your cv?
SUSSED are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and reliable individuals, to work in our community cooperative shop, SUSSED, for a few hours a week. You would be helping customers purchase both Fairtrade and eco-friendly items, as well as locally sourced goods.
What will I be doing?
Operating a till, and handling money.
Dealing with customers’ requests and queries, including taking orders for new stock.
Explaining the background and the significance of the items we stock to the customers.
Helping to reorganise and restock the shop when necessary.
Help at some events.
What skills and qualities can I bring to this role?
Good communication skills.
A welcoming and friendly nature.
A passion and understanding of the Fairtrade initiative and other ideas linked with the sustainable development movement.
The ability to work well with others, in small groups of volunteers.
When will I be needed?
Opening hours are from 9:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday. Days and hours are flexible, depending on your preferences, and the availability of other volunteers, with volunteers usually electing to do a minimum of 4 hours a week (either in the morning or afternoon).
Where will I be volunteering?
4-5 James Street (near the bandstand in John Street), Porthcawl, CF36 3BG.
What will I gain from the role?
Develop valuable skills, (useful for your CV), make new friends whilst supporting producers both in the developing world and in your locality.
What support will I be given?
Training will be provided about shop procedures, as well as what it means to be a community cooperative that stocks Fairtrade, local and eco-friendly goods.
As a volunteer, you will also become a member of the cooperative SUSSED, which will entitle you to a 10% discount (except on food, local and toiletries) as well as have a say on how SUSSED operates and grows, at AGM’s plus volunteer meetings.
More information on volunteering.
Telephone: 01656 783962
SUSSED is a unique project, with nothing like it between Cardiff and Swansea. Through promotion of such independent retailers, we believe it’s possible to reverse recent trends of declining town centres, instead creating busy, diverse high streets with distinct cultures – all of this possible without costing us the Earth.
Note: If you are not interested in the shop aspects, we have several other volunteer roles available, including admin, finance & events management. Please enquire for more details.