DEBRA charity shop

Our retail volunteers are amazing and make a difference to people living with EB every day. Whether you have a specific skill or want to learn something new; however much or little time you give, our wide range of volunteering opportunities and flexible approach mean that you decide how and where you give your time. Find out what our volunteers enjoy about being part of the DEBRA Team. 

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At DEBRA, we can’t change the future of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) in an instant. But we do know that an instant can help change the future of people on a life-long journey with EB.

We believe that anyone can effect change with one small action:

  • Dedicating one hour of your time as a volunteer and an ambassador for DEBRA could…
  • Move and inspire one person to learn more about EB who then…
  • Spreads the word online, participates in events, and shares with those around them which…
  • Connects and builds a community of donors and volunteers larger than ever before who then…
  • Donate their time and passion to our charity and our EB community which means that…
  • DEBRA can offer invaluable, ongoing support to even more people in need which…
  • Bolsters our mission to build a world where nobody will ever have to suffer with EB.

Let us never underestimate the simple things we can do to spread ripples of hope for people living with EB.

Let us all take one small action to fight EB so that, one day, EB no longer has any fight left to give.

#SpreadYourWings to help us begin… the DEBRA effect.

DEBRA taught me so many great lessons that really helped me when I got into paid work. My first job in retail was won thanks to the experience I got whilst volunteering at the store each week. The environment is so supportive and engaging – once I started volunteering, I realized I never wanted to stop helping out!

David, Volunteer at DEBRA Whitton store

Retail volunteer roles:

Shop volunteer

Location

Various locations across the UK

Commitment

Shifts available Monday to Sunday, 3-4 hours per week

Aim

Be part of a dedicated team carrying out a wide and varied range of tasks to help make our shops a success whilst helping to raise vital funds to help support people living with the painful genetic skin condition EB.

The role will involve

  • Operating the till
  • Giving excellent customer service
  • Sorting donated stock
  • Keeping the shop clean and tidy
  • Visual merchandising

What we require from you

  • A willingness to learn (some of these skills you will already have, and others may require training, which we will provide for you)
  • Ability to use a steamer
  • Willing to uphold shop standards through various cleaning tasks
  • Ability to operate all shop equipment and appliances such as the computerised till
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Reliable and good timekeeping
  • Physically able to carry out allocated tasks
  • Ability to work on your own and as part of our team

For more information about this role please contact [email protected].

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Ecommerce shop volunteer

Location

209 Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford, GU1 2RB

Commitment

Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (preferably AM)

Aim

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our ecommerce team to list donations for sale online.

This volunteer role would suit someone with an eye for detail and ideally someone with some basic IT skills/experience as the role will involve using a computer and posting on different sites.

The role will involve

  • Photographing and listing items on Ebay
  • Sorting donated stock to be listed
  • Packing, and posting sold items
  • Keeping the area clean and tidy
  • Some moving and handling of various items

What we require from you

  • A willingness to learn (some of these skills you will already have, and others may require training, which we will provide for you)
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Experience of buying and selling online would be helpful
  • Reliable and good timekeeping
  • Physically able to carry out allocated tasks
  • Ability to work on your own and as part of our team

For more information about this role please contact [email protected].

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