Posts By: Warren Alexander

Forget the stereotype of a charity shop volunteer

I was disappointed to see our longest-serving volunteer award come in for criticism in an article by Rob Jackson on the Third Sector blog last week, particularly as it was National Volunteering Week. I want to correct the misconceptions about charity retail volunteering that it presented.

The purpose of the award is to celebrate the people who have donated countless hours to their chosen charity and to highlight the power, reward and life-changing opportunities that volunteering gives to people in charity shops. Most people know that charity shops are staffed by an army of volunteers, but very few know the hidden benefits of volunteering in a shop. Our award aims to tell those stories. Read more on Forget the stereotype of a charity shop volunteer…

Charity shops provide a lifeline on the high street in bleak financial times

The British Retail Consortium
warning last week that consumer confidence remains low, based on their retail
sales figures for July, will be no surprise to those on the high street.
Interestingly, charity shops continue to buck the trend.

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