Rosie's Corner Volunteer

Rosie's Corner Volunteer

Rosie's Corner

Key information

Places available

5

Location

Unit 8, Burn Lane, Hexham

Commitment

We are currently open 10-2 on Tuesday and Thursday. Also 10-12.30 on Mondays for sorting items only i.e. we are not open for the public on Mondays.

Activities

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Skills

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Causes

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Role description

The Volunteer will help at our unit 9.30-2.30 Tuesday or Thursday to help us support families who come to the unit needing items.   Families also contact us by message if they are unable to get to the unit and so the volunteer will help make up orders ready for delivery to the families.    There are also always items to sort and put away!  Volunteers must be discreet, sensitive to families' needs and situations.  Volunteers must treat all work in confidence. and good communication skills are needed to be able to help families who visit us.  

Desired Qualities

Communication skills, empathy, and discretion.

How your time will help our organisation

Rosie's Corner helps alleviate childhood poverty in West Northumberland. Your help will be needed as the number of families we help increases, something Covid already made 'real', and now the cost of living increases means we expect the numbers to continue to grow. The charity began in June 2019 and in June 2021 we opened our own space, so that we can welcome families to choose the items they need for their families. We stock children’s clothing from Tiny Baby to Teen, adults clothing in all sizes (including maternity), school uniform, shoes and smaller equipment items (highchairs, stairgates etc.) We offer a sourcing service for larger equipment items such as prams and cots) and recently we have begun working with the Hygiene Bank to provide toiltaries.

Practical Considerations

Any volunteers who are drivers would be welcome to help with deliveries in West Northumberland