Dorset Reclaim is all about people. One of the key aims of the project is to provide opportunities for members of the community to help in the day-to-day running of the organisation, receive training & share their skills.
We are dependent on a voluntary workforce, have a variety of roles on offer, and hours to suit most people.
Our working days are Monday to Friday and times can be varied to suit the individual, whether a couple of hours or a few days a week, your help will be greatly appreciated.
The Benefits of Volunteering
Training. A variety of training to meet individual needs and those of Dorset Reclaim
References given. On request and certificates of recognition issued as appropriate
Socialising. We organise social events such as skittle nights, BBQs, inter-branch competitions, a Christmas party and birthday cakes
Costs covered. All volunteers can have their travel expenses reimbursed
Shopping offers. Discounts on our furniture stock
Security. Cover through our insurance policy whilst engaged in agreed work as a volunteer
How to Apply
You will be invited to look around one of our branches, meet the manager and other volunteers, and be given an application form. You will be asked for two references and may be subject to more detailed background checks.
If you are currently in receipt of benefits & want to volunteer, you may need to speak to your Jobcentre Advisor to ensure they are happy & your benefit is not affected.
If you have a criminal record, please don’t be put off from applying to become a volunteer. This will not necessarily stop you from volunteering with the project. We aim to be as inclusive as possible without putting either those that work with us or our clients at risk.
Induction & Training
You will receive information and training about health and safety and essential in-house procedures and will be with us on a trial basis for the first two weeks. This will help both you and Dorset Reclaim ensure there is enough time to discover whether the role is suitable for you, or if there needs to be a change.
Dorset Reclaim is dependent on a voluntary workforce to keep the wheels turning, with a variety of roles to suit most people;
- Assisting and advising our clients.
- Helping to organise the warehouse, receiving deliveries and sorting orders.
- Van driving and assisting the van drivers.
- Repairing furniture and various woodwork
- Helping test and repair our electrical goods.
- Cleaning donated goods.
- Office & administration, taking phone calls, etc.
- I.T. helping with donated computers, etc.
- We are also keen to hear from anybody with specialist advice to offer