Volunteer

Volunteer support is crucial to the various projects that we deliver at Pembrokeshire FRAME. Now more than ever we need volunteers to support us in our shops, at our community fridges, in our ecommerce work and our social enterprises.

Volunteering not only helps to make a huge difference to the lives of those individuals who we support, but it helps Pembrokeshire FRAME to reduce waste from reaching landfill sites. Volunteering also helps volunteers themselves to make friends, learn new skills and carry out work that really matters to them.

If you want to be a part of our success and to play a part in helping others whilst volunteering for a fantastic charity, then why not consider joining our recycling and reuse army we might just have a role that’s perfect for you.

Recycling and Reuse Volunteer Roles

If you would like to Volunteer for Pembrokeshire FRAME please take a look at the opportunities below. To apply to volunteer please complete and return the application form below and we will be back in touch with you very soon.

Furniture recycling - volunteer

Retail – Merlin’s Bridge & Pembroke Dock

Bric a Brac Specialist

Do you love sorting and looking for gems? Interested in unusual items and antiques? Do you enjoy creating eye catching displays?  You would be amazed at some of the items that are donated at Pembrokeshire FRAME. Why not come along and join our army of Bric a Brac specialists to select, price and create displays in our retail showrooms.

Book Specialist

Do you enjoy music, film and games? Are you familiar with Pink Floyd, J R R Tolkien or the Great Gatsby? Do you know what these are? If you do, we need your help. We are looking for knowledgeable people to support our team and help sort, price, research and display our donations of games, DVDs and music. You might even identify some rare finds with your antiquarian book knowledge!

Aladdin’s Cave Assistant

Do you enjoy hunting for hidden treasures? Are you an organised person who likes things to be neat and tidy and sort things into categories? Whether you love vintage clothing, eye catching jewellery or enjoy reading and crafts, this could be the role for you.

Retail Assistant

Are you enthusiastic? Enjoy chatting to people? If so, we might have the perfect role for you! Our Volunteer Retail Assistants are welcoming and helpful with a can-do attitude. They help to make customers feel welcome and supported to find what they are looking for, as well as assisting them to purchase items at the cash desk and to arrange for delivery. They also keep the sales floor looking inspiring and support donors with their donations.

Social Media Specialist

Are you a whizz with social media? Are you familiar with twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest?

If so, we would love your support and expertise to help us with our war on waste and to revolutionise our charity profile. Come and join our team of passionate recyclers and put your creative stamp on our future progress.  Use your creativity and know how to develop our shop profile with stylish pages and images on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, twitter, etc. – writing and posting blogs, tweets, updates and much, much more.

ecommerce/online Retail Assistant

Are you super charged on eBay listing? Good at spotting great online potential sale items, creatively photographing them and writing awesome descriptions? Enjoy delivering great, prompt customer service from enquiries to packaging and giving feedback. Then we need you!. We are looking for volunteers to help us showcase our donations and keep up with demand on our online shop.

Stock Commander

Are you a confident community connector? Do you have a friendly telephone manner and enjoy building relations? We are seeking volunteers who would like to help us raise awareness of Pembrokeshire FRAME’s stock requirements with local businesses and organisations; contacting them for surplus stock, building a data base of donors , arranging collections and sending out thank you cards. If so, we would love your help.

Community Fridge – Merlin’s Bridge and Pembroke Dock

Fridge Monitor

What is the role?
Fridge Monitors are responsible for ensuring food stocks in the Community Fridge are safe and good to eat and to maintain fridge cleanliness and hygiene. The fridge and larder need to be checked when opened and closed each day.
The (morning and afternoon) Fridge Monitor role involves:

  • Opening/closing the Community Fridge
  • Dating food when it comes in
  • Checking dates on food
  • Checking that all food in the fridge and larder is good and safe to eat
  • Checking food is stored and packaged correctly
  • Disposing of any food and packaging waste appropriately
  • Cleaning the fridge – daily and weekly tasks
  • Completing temperature checks
  • Filling in cleaning rota and temperature records
  • Update posts of the fridge on social media
  • Supporting Pembrokeshire FRAME and adhering to its code of practise
  • Adhering to health and safety and Covid guidelines

A shift will take around 1 – 2 hours. We ask that you commit to at least 1 regular shift a week. This role could be combined with the Surplus Food Collection & Delivery Volunteer role.

We will provide full training, so no previous experience is required. An up to date Food Safety Level 1 Certificate is essential for this role and you will need to attend compulsory training provided, if you do not already have this. It is desirable for Food Monitors to have good communication and literacy skills and be able to use your initiative and work independently. There are opportunities available to buddy up with another Food Monitor, so people of all abilities can participate in the project. A positive attitude, enthusiasm and dedication to reducing food waste and helping in the community are great assets for this role.

What will you gain from volunteering on this project?

  • Be part of an innovative food sustainability project that helps to save food, support vulnerable people particularly during the Covid 19 pandemic and reduces food waste.
  • Gain training and experience in food handling, storage and hygiene protocols.
  • Further your communication skills and demonstrate you can work independently whilst being part of a team and using your initiative.

 

Surplus Food Collector/Delivery

What is the role?
Food Collection and Delivery Volunteers collect food from local suppliers, sort and place the produce in the fridge or larder as appropriate. The food collection duration can vary but can take up to 2 hours. Suppliers are in and around Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven with occasional collections from further afield. We ask that you commit to doing a regular food collection every week.
The Surplus Food Collection & Delivery Volunteer role involves:

  • Collecting food from local suppliers (involves lifting and carrying) and checking that it is good and safe to eat for at least 24 hours
  • Transporting the food safely to the Community Fridge
  • Using the logging in forms to record the weight of the different produce that goes into the fridge
  • Placing all food in the fridge or larder appropriately
  • Delivering bags of hot and cold food to vulnerable individuals
  • Supporting Pembrokeshire FRAME and adhering to its code of practise

We will provide full training, so no previous experience is required. An up-to-date Food Safety Level 1 Certificate is essential for this role and you will need to attend compulsory training provided, if you do not already have this. Volunteers will need to have an up to date DBS certificate to undertake deliveries. You do need to be physically fit, have good communication and literacy skills and be able to use your initiative and work independently. You will also need to have access to a vehicle to transport the food. A positive attitude, enthusiasm and dedication to reducing food waste and helping in the community are great assets for this role.

What will you gain from volunteering on this project?

  • Be part of an innovative food sustainability project that helps to save food, support vulnerable individuals during the covid 19 pandemic and reduce food waste.
  • Gain training and experience in food handling, storage and hygiene protocols.
  • Further your communication skills and demonstrate you can work independently whilst being part of a team and using your initiative.
  • Expenses are available for use of a car.

One of A Kind

Furniture Upcycling Assistants

Assist the One of A Kind Support worker in selecting, preparing and upcycling furniture, working with a team of volunteers, participants and members of the local community to transform and revitalise furniture.

Pembrokeshire FRAME Furniture Surgery

Re-upholstery Assistants

Assist the Pembrokeshire FRAME Furniture Surgery Support Worker in selecting, preparing and re-upholstering furniture, work with a team of volunteers, participants and members of the local community to bring new life to old pieces of furniture that have seen better days.

Come and join our reuse army, make new friends, arrange hours to suit you, improve your CV help us to reduce waste and ultimately help to support individuals with disabilities and mental health issues at Pembrokeshire FRAME. We will provide you with training and support.  We offer flexible hours to fit in with your lifestyle as well as reimbursement for travel.

Green Shed

Green Shed Meeting and Events Assistant

Help us organise and promote events, take bookings for meetings, prepare our meeting rooms and support groups during their meetings.

Benefits of Volunteering at Pembrokeshire FRAME

  • Gain skills and experience of working within a retail environment that could assist with future job searches
  • The opportunity of developing new skills and the chance to utilise existing skills
  • The ability to be part of a team and to make new friends
  • Build confidence and self esteem
  • Chance to make a difference to individuals with disabilities and mental health issues in Pembrokeshire
  • Opportunity to act on climate change, reducing waste and supporting the environment

The time commitment for these roles is flexible and will be agreed in advance with Pembrokeshire FRAME’s Reuse Manager, but if you have any available hours to spare please apply now as we would love to hear from you.

For more information email info@frameltd.co.uk