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Llandudno Jctn

Douglas Road,
(CFR) Colwyn Bay
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Volunteering Conwy, North Wales

 

Be part of something special. Volunteer at Crest Co-operative.

 

  • Like to work in a team?

  • Got some spare time?

  • Do you like a challenge?

  • Would you like to increase your work skills, your confidence, and build up your CV?

 

You can make a difference to someone’s life and your community.

Interested? We Would Love To Hear From YOU!

Our volunteering opportunities are varied and can be outside or in, physical or desk bound – we really do have something to suit everyone.

 

We have around 30 active volunteers currently at Crest Co-operative.

 

Our volunteers are vital to the ongoing work to help people in our community.

 

There are many different volunteer roles available at Crest Co-operative include:

  • Helping out in our shops
  • Reception
  • Van assistant
  • Van driver
  • Working to support adults with learning difficulties
  • Quality control
  • Electrician/PAT tester.

For further details on our current volunteering opportunities please see below.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Clare Greenwood on 01492 596783 or e-mail volunteering@crestcooperative.co.uk.

Current Volunteer Vacancies

 

Delivery Drivers

We are looking for delivery drivers to help deliver furniture. You will need to have a full driving licence with entitlement to drive a 3.5 ton van and the ability to supervise and keep to a schedule. Days are negotiable.

Click here to fill an application form or call 01492 596783 to book a meeting with Clare our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

 

Retail Assistants

phil-and-paulWe have volunteer vacancies in both our Llandudno Junction and Colwyn Bay shops for retail assistants. We are looking for people with or without retail experience (full training is given) who have great customer support skills and wants to help us increase our sales and reputation in the community. Hours are negotiable.

Click here to fill an application form or call 01492 596783 to book a meeting with Clare our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Van Assistants

We are looking for volunteer van assistants to work on any of our vans, collecting/delivering furniture and white goods and dealing with customers. No experience is necessary and a drivers licence is not required. You will need to be physically fit to take on this role. Days are negotiable.

Click here to fill an application form or call 01492 596783 to book a meeting with Clare our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Quality Control

We have a vacancy for a volunteer in our Quality Control department. When we receive white goods from customers they need to be cleaned before they can be sold in the shops. We are looking for someone to help speed up that process. If you have a skill at cleaning and an eye for detail and like to work in a small team setting, we want to hear from you! No experience is necessary for this role. Hours are negotiable.

Click here to fill an application form or call 01492 596783 to book a meeting with Clare our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Real Success Stories

Roy began his volunteering experience with Crest Co-operative in October 2017, after 10 long years of being out of work. His role has been that of van assistant, and his commitment to the organisation has been truly amazing. Throughout the long, dark and freezing temperatures of the North Wales winter Roy always stuck at it, turning in pretty much every day to join the van crew in their journeys around the Conwy area.

It therefore came as no surprise to the team here at Crest to hear that he had landed himself a job at the prestigious and world-famous Surf Snowdonia. “Crest has been great”, he said. “Volunteering there gave me something to get up for in the morning, something to look forward to every day”. He says he “liked coming to Crest”, and made some good friends. Roy says “I got on well with them there. People like Tim, Lee and Pete, they look out for me, and we had a laugh and joke”.

Roy says that Crest Co-operative boosted his confidence and was able not only to offer a practical volunteering experience, but also support when he began to look for work. This included help in writing his CV, and giving advice on what to expect in an interview and how to best present himself. “I would recommend Crest to anyone who wants to volunteer” he says.

In June 2017 three of our volunteers won a recognition award at the CVSC annual volunteer event. Pictured are Sasha, Crispin and Lucinda.

Sasha has recently gained employment and has left the volunteer team. All of us at Crest send our heartfelt congratulations and wish her every success in her future endeavour!

All of our volunteers, whether they work an hour a week or full-time, are helping to make a real difference to our local community.