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Volunteer in one of our retail stores

Volunteer in one of our retail stores

Following recent Government announcements, we are delighted to have re-opened some of our stores. The safety of staff, volunteers and customers is of paramount importance and we have enhanced safety & hygiene measures in place. 

We are very grateful for the support our volunteers give to help us #FightEB but we need more volunteers to help with the daily running of stores. Please register your interest below.

Find out which stores are now open.

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Why Volunteer?

Did you know that there are many benefits to volunteering, one important benefit is how it can greatly improve mental wellbeing (NHS England, November 2018). The act of giving your time stimulates the reward areas of the brain leading to enhanced feelings of happiness and self-worth. Other benefits include:

  • Boosting your confidence and self-esteem 
  • Developing or showcasing your skills and learning new ones
  • Gaining meaningful experience to enhance your CV and career prospects
  • Making new friends and forging strong links with your local community
  • Enhancing your wellbeing. 

A study by The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) found that 77% of volunteers reported that it had improved their mental health, and 69% of 18-24 year olds reported that volunteering improved their employment prospects.

There are lots of things to do in our DEBRA retail stores such as designing displays and window dressings, labelling items for sale, customer service or stock taking.

We couldn’t raise vital funds without the support of our volunteers. Our wide range of volunteering opportunities and flexible approach mean that you decide exactly how and where you give your time.

Find out what our shop staff say about the amazing volunteer teams in their stores.

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Meet some of our volunteers

'Volunteering has boosted my confidence' - Brian

DEBRA volunteer award winner Brian has been volunteering in our Send shop for more than 20 years! Brian has a visual impairment so his guide dog, Justin, keeps an eye on him while he volunteers...

'The staff and volunteers make it such a positive experience' - Helen

As a person living with EB, Helen tells us why she enjoys volunteering with DEBRA so much... 

'Volunteering makes a difference' - Boo

Boo talks about the diversity and challenges her role brings and how much she loves meeting new people, whilst helping people with EB.

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