Volunteering

Volunteers you are…

..the lifeblood of any charity and we are no exception, there are many ways you can help us with your time and efforts…

Some examples include: getting involved in the running of our Charity Shop in Shirley, Southampton, UK. Help organise a fundraising event or become a member of our team, all of which are great opportunities to test any existing skills you may have, gain some you haven’t, and make some new friends!

Positions Currently Available

Volunteer Retail Assistants

Are you a good all rounder? Jack of all trades? Flexible & like getting stuck in & help out? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Want to develop new skills or strengthen existing ones?

We need people who really like to get involved & be hands on!

You could be arranging a window display, working on the till, sorting clothes & bric a brac, creating ebay listings, taking pictures, hoovering, dusting, washing up, handing out flyers or pricing donated goods and listing giftaided items.

There’s a wide range of things for volunteers to get involved with and we’ll even reimburse your travel expenses! It’s a fantastic opportunity to top up your CV at a time when the economy is making jobs harder to come by. Individuals can develop their skills in retail or build on existing skills.

When required: Times are flexible Mon – Fri & some Saturdays

Skills and Qualifications: No special skills or qualifications are required. If you have an outgoing personality, a desire to get involved, commonsense approach, positive attitude and be willing to roll your sleeves up & have a go at anything then we’d love to hear from you! We can provide training & support for all aspects of customer service and retail however any previous experience would be hugely advantageous!

Volunteer Seasonal Elf

We are looking for people to help out at our childrens Christmas grotto this year.

You will be involved in promoting the grotto through the use of flyers, posters, local newspaper/radio, social media. At the shop you will be involved in taking entrance fees, bookings, taking children through to Santa, sometimes taking pictures for the family.

Outfit can be supplied unless you have your own :o)

Looking to start promotion in mid November with the grotto opening on Saturdays in December (& poss extra dates).

These roles give you the chance to gain practical experience in organising events, and will allow you the chance to work on this project. There is the opportunity to meet new people and have fun, whilst helping contribute to raising much needed funds for a local charity. You will gain vital skills in organisation, communication, team work and marketing.

Skills and Qualifications:
Desirable skills for this role would include being a good team player, organised, creative and have loads of enthusiasm. Also the ability to relate to adults and especially children.

Volunteer Seasonal Santa’s Helpers

The Wayne Howard Trust is looking for volunteers to help with Santa’s Grotto in our Charity Shop in Shirley, Southampton during December. Tasks include giving out flyers, running/cycling up and down Shirley High Street to publicise Grotto, as well as helping in the Grotto itself when it is open. You may also need to help our retail volunteers in the Charity Shop.

These roles give you the chance to gain practical experience in organising events, and will allow you the chance to work on this project. There is the opportunity to meet new people and have fun, whilst helping contribute to raising much needed funds for a local charity. You will gain vital skills in organisation, communication, team work and marketing.

Skills and Qualifications:
Desirable skills for this role would include being a good team player, organised, creative and have loads of enthusiasm. Also the ability to relate to adults and especially children.

Volunteer Ebay Seller/Fundraiser

We are looking for experienced ebayer users (that have experience in selling items too!) to help us reach a bigger customer base other than through our off the high-street shop. You will be helping to raise much needed funds & raise awareness for the charity by attracting shoppers to buy items carefully selected from our range of donated items from the shop.

The role will also include working as part of a team & to be involved in the ebay process end to end.  To include: Sorting items, cleaning/steaming, photographing, accurate description taking, creating listings & uploading pictures, wrapping and posting items and dealing with any customer queries that may arise.

The opportunity to work from home, based at the shop or mix of both as preferred (after an initial trial/training period based out of the shop in the first instance).

Skills and qualifications:
We are looking for volunteers who know their way around ebay, preferably with experience of selling items & having good feedback. The ability to produce clear, accurate product descriptions, assess the value of items & take pictures (either own camera/phone or using in-house camera at shop).
Knowledge of Turbolister would be advantageous, however full training can be given to suitable applicant when working at the shop.

Even just someone loading pictures onto our turbolister offline in the shop would be extremely useful & timesaving for us!

Want to Help, Apply Today!

You can get involved as much, or as little, as you want, and it may well be that retail is not the environment for you but you wish to volunteer your support in some other way.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact us thru the shop manager, you can pop in anytime Mon – Sat 10:00-16:00 or call us +44 (0) 2381 784 641 or complete our application form and return to us.

Shop Address:
The Wayne Howard Trust Charity Shop Church Street, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, UK


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  • ~ Trethowans Sponsors Local Charity Evening

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    Trethowans Sponsors Local Charity Evening

    14 February 2017

    James Gleisner, Paralegal in the Personal Injury team in Southampton, sits as a Trustee on the Board of the Wayne Howard Trust, a brain injury charity.

    On Saturday 21 January 2017, the Wayne Howard Trust held a charity salsa evening at the Solent University Sports facility on Wide Lane.  As the trust is one of the Mayor of Southampton’s charities of the year for 2016-2017, she was also in attendance at the evening. Trethowans donated the security cost for the evening (the only overhead of the event which had not been donated), meaning that 100% of the money raised went to the charity, as well as also donating a bottle of bubbly for the raffle. James comments, “The donation made for the cost of the security, as well as all the facilities and entertainment, was fantastic and meant that all funds raised could be put to good use. The Wayne Howard Trust is a fantastic local charity that are trying to work towards a goal of ensuring that any person that has suffered a brain injury gets the right follow up care to ensure that they can still thrive and live life to their full potential”. Picture from left to right: Cathie McEwing (Mayor of Southampton), James Gleisner (Paralegal at Trethowans and Trustee of the Wayne Howard Trust), Isobel Howard (founder of the Wayne Howard Trust) For more information about the Wayne Howard Trust please click"

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