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Volunteering

Your shop needs you!

Frensham Village Shop is a community run shop and is dependant on its team of volunteers to support our professional shop manager Paul Wakeman and our two Postmistresses. There are at least 50 volunteers supporting the shop in some way. The shop's success is very much thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers and they are its single greatest asset.  Volunteer helpers in the shop can choose how often they want to work. Volunteers generally either work a regular weekly or fortnight shift (usually two hours), or come in to fill a gap in the rota.

There are always at least two people in the shop and full training in shop procedures is given. There is also a comprehensive volunteer instruction manual to refer to if needed.

As well as serving at the counter, and putting out new stock, other volunteers help behind the scenes with newspaper admin, IT, financial matters, advertising, premises management, etc.

Become a volunteer:

Volunteers enjoy being a part of a lively and vital part of village life, they pick up a range of new skills and they see friends and acquaintances on a daily basis.  They smile and chat and help all sorts and manners of people – they are a key interface with the customers.

Without them the shop would fade, become simply another sales outlet without a personality – and the community would lose that small, precious and intangible thing known as character. Thank goodness for the volunteer!

New volunteers are always welcome - the more people we have 'on the books' the easier it is to fill the rotas and cover holiday periods.

If you're interested, please talk to the shop manager (Tel: 01252 795240) or email manager@frensham-village-shop.co.uk 

A volunteer co-ordinator looks after the rota, acts as a point of contact and passes on news, urgent messages, etc.