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Shop Volunteer

Durham City  
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          name:  'Age  UK  County  Durham',
          email:
            'sharon.vasey@ageukcountydurham.org.uk  /  info@ageukcountydurham.org.uk',
          type:  'Charity',
          telephone:  '0191  3746560',
          contactPerson:  'Sharon  Vasey  /  Julie  Nicholls  (Trustee  Opp)',
          website:  'www.ageuk.org.uk/countydurham',
          description:  'Age  UK  County  Durham',
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                    name:  'Help  at  Home  Volunteer',
                    shortDescription:
                      'Our  Help  at  Home  service  provides  a  reliable  and  tailored  service  to  support  older  people  to  remain  safe  and  happy  in  their  own  home.  The  scheme  offers  help  with  small,  practical  jobs  to  make  life  easier  and  safer  around  the  home,  garden  maintenance  or  shopping  support.\n\nThe  project  will  build  relationships  between  volunteers  and  clients  so  that  while  a  lightbulb  is  being  changed  a  cup  of  tea  and  a  chat  can  also  be  shared.  This  provides  an  often  much-needed  interaction  for  an  older  person  and  the  volunteer  alike.  Similarly,  by  helping  an  older  person  a  volunteer  not  only  offers  the  solution  to  a  practical  task  but  the  opportunity  to  get  out  and  have  a  change  of  scenery  themselves.',
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                              name:  'Bishop  Auckland'  },
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                              name:  'Peterlee'  },
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                    active:  true,
                    contactPerson:  'Sharon  Vasey/  Natalie  Johnson',
                    contactEmail:  'volunteering@ageukcountydurham.org.uk',
                    contactTelephone:  '0191  374  6560',
                    address:  'Houghton  House,  Belmont  Business  Park,  Durham,  DH1  1TW',
                    hours:  'Flexible',
                    startDate:  2021-05-04T09:11:06.284Z,
                    endDate:  2022-12-31T00:00:00.000Z,
                    whatYouWillBeDoing:
                      'The  role  will  provide  domestic  and  social  support  services  within  a  client’s  home  and  out  in  the  community,  following  an  agreed  support  plan.  These  services  will  assist  to  prevent  social  isolation,  improve  wellbeing  and  maintain  independence.  The  role  will  not  include  providing  personal  care  to  clients.\n\nTasks  could  include:-\n\nHandyman  services  -  putting  up  curtain  poles,  hanging  pictures  and  mirrors,  securing  safety  rails,  decorating  and  DIY\nHelp  in  the  Home  -  housework,  laundry,  shopping,  appointments\nGardening  -  weeding  and  clearing,  pruning,  hedge  trimming,  planting,  mowing.\n',
                    skillsExperienceAndQualitiesNeeded:
                      'An  interest  in  supporting  and  improving  the  lives  of  older  people\nPractical  skills\nAn  interest  in  gardening  or  DIY',
                    whenAndWhere:
                      'We  provide  a  flexible  and  supportive  experience  where  volunteers  can  fit  their  volunteering  around  other  commitments  on  a  regular  or  ad  hoc  basis,  which  can  be  in  the  daytime  or  the  evening  and  during  the  week  or  at  the  weekend.  You  will  be  working  within  clients  homes  or  gardens.  Opportunities  are  available  across  County  Durham.',
                    supportOfferedExpenses:
                      'You  will  receive  ongoing  training  and  support  from  our  Volunteer  Coordinators.\nThe  organisation  provides  appropriate  insurance  for  all  volunteers  whilst  they  are  undertaking  their  role.  Travel  expenses  are  available  and  will  be  paid  up  to  a  pre-agreed  limit.',
                    otherInfo:
                      'This  volunteer  role  will  be  subject  to  a  basic  or  enhanced  DBS  check  dependent  upon  the  service  provided  to  the  client(s).',
                    volunteerBenefits:
                      'Being  a  Help  at  Home  volunteer  is  a  very  rewarding  experience.  Your  donation  of  time,  no  matter  how  small  is  greatly  valued  and  appreciated  as  it  makes  a  significant  difference  to  the  life  of  a  vulnerable  person.  Our  Volunteers  say  they  get  an  enormous  sense  of  achievement  in  doing  something  useful  that  wouldn’t  get  done  without  their  help.  In  addition,  they  get  the  opportunity  to  use  their  talents  and  explore  their  capabilities.',
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                {  _id:  '1141',
                    name:  'Shop  Volunteer',
                    shortDescription:
                      'To  assist  the  Shop  Manager  to  provide  a  high  quality  retail  service  in  the  shop  and  providing  excellent  customer  service.  \nTo  assist  with  receiving  and  processing  stock  and  promoting  the  services  of  Age  UK  County  Durham.',
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                              name:  'Durham  City'  },
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                    contactPerson:  'Sharon  Vasey/  Natalie  Johnson',
                    contactEmail:  'volunteering@ageukcountydurham.org.uk',
                    contactTelephone:  '0191  374  6560',
                    address:  'Houghton  House,  Belmont  Industrial  Estate,  Durham  DH1  1TW',
                    hours:  'Minimum  4  hours  per  week',
                    startDate:  2021-05-04T10:14:57.007Z,
                    endDate:  2022-12-31T00:00:00.000Z,
                    whatYouWillBeDoing:
                      '·  Assist  and  serve  customers  and  signpost  visitors  to  the  Information  and  Advice  Service  when  required.\n·  Assist  in  signing  customers  up  for  Gift  Aid.\n·  Provide  excellent  customer  service  at  all  times.\n·  Assist  with  processing  stock;  including  moving,  sorting,  steaming,  tagging,  pricing,  weighing  and  storing  goods  as  appropriate.\n·  To  be  involved  with  the  till  operation  when  requested  and  the  handling  of  cash.\n·  Ensuring  the  shop  is  clean  and  tidy  at  all  times.\n·  To  promote  public  understanding  of  the  work  of  Age  UK  County  Durham  and  the  role  that  the  shop  plays  in  raising  funds.',
                    skillsExperienceAndQualitiesNeeded:
                      '·  Dependable  and  trustworthy.\n·  Have  an  outgoing  personality  and  enjoy  meeting  new  people.\n·  Enjoy  working  as  part  of  a  team.\n·  An  understanding  of  the  feelings  and  needs  of  older  people.\n·  An  open-minded  and  non-judgemental  approach.\n·  Willingness  to  undertake  training.',
                    whenAndWhere:
                      'Opportunities  are  available  in  our  Durham  Superstore,  Belmont  Industrial  Estate  and  Hidden  Boutique,  Durham  City.    \nYou  must  be  able  to  give  a  regular  commitment  to  the  shop  of  four  or  more  hours  per  week.  A  variety  of  shift  patterns  are  available  within  the  opening  hours  of  9.00am  –  5.00pm  Monday  to  Saturday  and  9.00am  –  4.00pm  Sundays  and  Bank  Holidays.  \nWe  encourage  volunteers  to  stay  for  a  minimum  period  of  six  months  to  make  full  use  of  the  training  and  support  offered.',
                    supportOfferedExpenses:
                      'Ongoing  training  and  support  is  given  and  out  of  pocket  expenses  are  available.',
                    volunteerBenefits:
                      '·  An  opportunity  to  learn  new  skills  and  use  them  to  benefit  others.\n·  Work  experience  and  a  work  reference.\n·  A  chance  to  meet  new  people.\n·  An  opportunity  to  contribute  to  and  be  part  of  the  organisation.',
                    otherInfo:
                      'This  volunteer  role  may  be  subject  to  a  Basic  DBS  check.\n\nVolunteers  need  to  be  18  years  or  over.',
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                {  _id:  '1142',
                    name:  'Warehouse  Volunteer',
                    shortDescription:
                      'To  assist  in  the  smooth  running  of  the  warehouse,  from  assisting  the  van  driver  in  stock  deliveries  and  collections  to  stock  preparation.',
                    created:  2021-05-04T10:43:47.679Z,
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                    active:  true,
                    contactPerson:  'Sharon  Vasey/Natalie  Johnson',
                    contactEmail:  'volunteering@ageukcountydurham.org.uk',
                    contactTelephone:  '0191  3746560',
                    address:  'Houghton  House,  Belmont  Industrial  Estate,  Durham  DH1  1TW',
                    hours:  'Minimum  4  hours  per  week',
                    startDate:  2021-05-04T10:43:47.679Z,
                    endDate:  2022-12-31T00:00:00.000Z,
                    whatYouWillBeDoing:
                      '·  Assist  with  collections  and  deliveries  of  bulky  items.\n·  Assist  in  loading  and  unloading  the  van.\n·  To  maintain  clear  and  accurate  records,  including  gift  aid  forms.\n·  Assist  with  processing  stock  including;  moving,  sorting  and  storing  goods.\n·  Arranging  items  for  display  in  the  shop.\n·  Portable  Appliance  Testing  (PAT)  electrical  goods  (where  applicable).\n·  Ensure  the  warehouse  is  kept  clean  and  tidy  at  all  times.\n·  To  promote  and  apply  all  Age  UK  County  Durham’s  policies  and  in  particular  the  Health  and  Safety  Policy.\n·  To  use  any  personal  protective  equipment  as  required.\n·  To  wear  the  shop  uniform',
                    skillsExperienceAndQualitiesNeeded:
                      '·  Dependable  and  trustworthy\n·  Ability  to  lift  large  items  safely  following  guidelines\n·  Have  an  outgoing  personality  and  enjoy  meeting  new  people\n·  Enjoy  working  as  part  of  a  team\n·  An  understanding  of  the  feelings  and  needs  of  older  people\n·  An  open-minded  and  non-judgemental  approach\n·  Willingness  to  undertake  training',
                    supportOfferedExpenses:
                      'Volunteers  are  required  to  complete  training  in\n\n·  Safeguarding\n·  Health  and  Safety\n·  Portable  Appliance  Testing  (PAT)\n·  Lift  truck  and  warehouse  safety  video\n·  Manual  Handling\n·  Any  other  training  identified  as  applicable  to  this  role',
                    volunteerBenefits:
                      '·  An  opportunity  to  learn  new  skills  and  use  them  to  benefit  others\n·  Work  experience  and  a  work  reference\n·  A  chance  to  meet  new  people\n·  An  opportunity  to  contribute  to  and  be  part  of  the  organisation',
                    otherInfo:
                      'This  volunteer  role  may  be  subject  to  a  Basic  DBS  check\n\nVolunteers  need  to  be  18  years  or  over.',
                    whenAndWhere:
                      'Opportunities  are  available  in  our  Durham  Superstore,  Belmont  Industrial  Estate  and  Hidden  Boutique,  Durham  City.\nYou  must  be  able  to  give  a  regular  commitment  to  the  role.  A  variety  of  shift  patterns  are  available  within  the  opening  hours  of  9.00am  –  5.00pm  Monday  to  Saturday  and  9.00am  –  4.00pm  Sundays  and  Bank  Holidays.  We  encourage  volunteers  to  stay  for  a  minimum  period  of  six  months  or  the  duration  of  a  project,  to  make  full  use  of  the  training  and  support  offered.',
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                {  _id:  '1143',
                    name:  'Come  Eat  Together  Meet  and  Greet  Volunteer',
                    shortDescription:
                      'To  provide  a  friendly  atmosphere  for  older  people  taking  part  in  the  Come  Eat  Together  project  so  that  they  can  meet  together  and  enjoy  a  variety  of  activities  and  each  other’s  company.',
                    created:  2021-05-04T11:06:40.886Z,
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                    active:  true,
                    contactPerson:  'Sharon  Vasey/Natalie  Johnson',
                    contactEmail:  'volunteering@ageukcountydurham.org.uk',
                    contactTelephone:  '0191  374  6560',
                    address:  'Houghton  House,  Belmont  Industrial  Estate,  Durham  DH1  1TW',
                    hours:  '2-4  hours  per  month',
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                    endDate:  2022-12-31T00:00:00.000Z,
                    whatYouWillBeDoing:
                      '-  Provide  a  warm  welcome  to  each  person  who  comes  to  take  part  in  the  project’s  activities\n-Complete  registers  and  other  paperwork  for  each  event/activity\n-  Take  money  and  record  payment  for  each  person  attending  the  activity\n-  Encourage  social  interaction  between  members  by  being  a  friendly  face  and  a  helping  hand\n-  Assist  other  volunteers/staff  in  preparing  the  venue  for  the  activities  and  leaving  it  tidy  at  the  end  of  the  day.',
                    skillsExperienceAndQualitiesNeeded:
                      '-  Dependable  and  trustworthy\n-  Have  an  outgoing  personality  and  enjoy  meeting  new  people\n-  Enjoy  working  as  part  of  a  team\n-  A  liking  for  and  empathy  with  older  people\n-  An  understanding  of  the  feelings  and  needs  of  older  people\n-An  open-minded  and  non-judgemental  approach.',
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