The NHS says “there’s good evidence that volunteering brings benefits to both the person volunteering & the organisation & people they support... Improved quality of life.. Better ability to cope with ill health.. Healthier lifestyle.. Meeting new people.. Improved self-esteem & sense of purpose... Click here for more detail
So many different ways to get involved at Talking Shop
* Be a Volunteer Buddy - if you are someone who enjoys supporting & enabling others we would love to hear from you. In the past Talking shop has welcomed & encouraged people from all walks of life with different experiences to come together & work to a common purpose. We have people who would like to work but may need the extra support of someone working alongside them. If you love cooking you could be a buddy in the kitchen; if you’ve got green fingers, in our garden; if you’re comfortable chatting with customers, help someone find their feet behind the shop counter. * Volunteer in the shop & cafe – work behind the till or help in the kitchen * Help our Saturday Market Team - there's no friendlier way to start your weekend * Join our Customer Council – help us to ensure the shop is as convenient & useful for as many different households as possible. The Customer Council works with the managers on prices, stock range, suppliers & more. Just a couple of hours every few weeks. * Social Media Volunteer – keep us & our customers up to date, help us reach people who’d like to know about us. Could be a great work experience project (good on your CV & for references). * Collecting Stock – we get strawberries & asparagus from Rectory Farm, Stanton St John & we’d love to get more but they don’t deliver. Please let us know if you would like to join the team for pick ups – it’s an easy drive & another great way of helping us!
To find out more, to ask any volunteering questions or to get involved please pop into the shop or message Fiona, our Volunteers' Manager, directly here -
Find us: at The Village Hall, Henley Road, Sandford, OX4 4XZ