Join the team

We are looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer to help us to make Granton Go Greener

Our volunteers

Behind the scenes

You would be part of a team responsible for receiving donations of clothing and sorting through them before clothing goes on display.

On the shop floor

You would be part of a team working directly with customers to assist them to find suitable items.

Delivery drivers

Do you have your own car and some spare time? We’re looking for people to collect and deliver items for the project.

Event volunteers

You would be part of a team brought together to organise or support occasional events.

Volunteer Share ‘n’ Wear Volunteer Assistants

Granton Parish Church is an Eco Congregation, joining a worldwide movement which helps churches make the link between environmental issues, Christian faith and demonstrating our own commitment to better stewardship of the earth’s resources.  In 2018 we received funding from the Scottish Government Climate Change fund, and the project has presently has funding from the Church of Scotland Go For It fund and the Robertson Trust.

 

Share ‘n’ Wear

The ‘Share’ part of the service encourages people to donate clothing for reuse rather than throwing it away when it no longer fits or when they get bored of it. The ‘Wear’ part of the service aims to provide items of good quality clean clothing to those who would benefit from it. The service is used by both those in need and those who want to avoid so called ‘fast fashion’ by reusing clothes discarded by others.

Since April 2019 we have save almost 6 tonnes of clothing from landfill.

There is a role for you –

You would be part of a team responsible for receiving donations of clothing and sorting through them before clothing goes on display.

You will weigh donations and record the results to help us to calculate carbon savings. You would decide if items are clean enough and in good condition for re-use, setting aside any clothing that is not suitable but can be passed on as rags.

You will be responsible for passing sorted clothing through to the ‘shop floor’.

What kind of person are we looking for?

You need to be hard working, organised and tidy. You need to be punctual and reliable to help us operate Share ‘n’ Wear smoothly.

You will need to be able to play a role in a team. You may be asked to work independently without supervision.

Commitment?

You would require to commit to regular times according to your availability, which can be flexible.   You can help with as little as a couple of hours every fortnight.

You would be part of a team working directly with customers to assist them to find suitable items. You would be responsible for greeting customers as they arrive and checking the clothing out by weighing and recording it for our carbon calculations. You will make sure that there is enough clothing on display for people to have a good choice., and keep the displayed goods in a tidy and ordered state. You will help people to choose clothing.

What kind of person are we looking for?

You need to be hard working, reliable and willing to play a role in a team. You need to be punctual and reliable to help us operate Share ‘n’ Wear smoothly. You may occasionally be asked to work independently without supervision. You should be friendly with good communication skills.  You need to be able to speak good English. The ability to speak other languages would be good too.

Commitment?

You would require to commit to regular times, which can be flexible. You can help with as little as a couple of hours every fortnight .

Do you have your own car and some spare time? We’re looking for people to collect and deliver items for the project. Tasks may include collecting bakery donations from local businesses, delivering and collecting goods to other local projects (such as The Shed, PCHP and Spartans Football Academy). You may also be asked to collect donations from local people if they need help to get their donations to us.

What kind of person are we looking for?

Apart from the obvious requirement of owning or having access to a car, you will have a full clean UK driver’s license. You should have a friendly and open personal and be reliable – you will be the ‘face’ of the project while out in the community.

Commitment?

You may be asked to commit to a regular ‘run’ or just be available for ad-hoc tasks when the need arises. This will depend on your availability.

You would be part of a team brought together to organise or support occasional events. Previous events have included The Big Swap with ELREC, The Meadows Climate festival or our local  community fun days.

You would be required to help on the day of the event, preparing clothing to take, setting up, attending the stall and clearing away at the end of the day. For full day events we normally provide lunch. You may also take a role in talking to people about the project if you are comfortable doing that.

What kind of person are we looking for?

You need to be hard working, organised and tidy. You need to be punctual and reliable to help us participate in these events.

Commitment?

You would not require to commit on a regular basis but would be offered the chance to participate in events.

How Will You Benefit?

You will meet new people and help local people to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. You will gain skills that will be useful to you if you are looking for a job in retail.

 

What happens next

For all of these roles we need our volunteers to be sympathetic to our cause and our reasons for running the project. You can find out more about what inspires us at https://grantongoesgreener.org.uk/what-inspires-us/

Please fill in a volunteer application form. We will contact you soon to let you know if we are able to use you as a volunteer. We may call you in for a short, informal interview. If you are successful we will offer you training and support to help you to get the most out of your volunteering experience.

For more information please contact Anna at anna@grantongoesgreener.org.uk

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