Charity Shops

Our 3 shops in Coldstream, Duns and Eyemouth are always looking for volunteers to help out. Our volunteers range from parents with young children, retired people, young people seeking work experience through to part-time paid workers looking for more work hours to fill their week.

Our shop volunteers enjoy their time at the shop as it gives them the chance to meet people, make new friends, become part of a team and learn new skills while raising money for a worthwhile cause. Volunteering need not interfere with your other commitments as our shop managers will do their best to fit you into rotas whenever it suits you best. We are looking for anyone over 16 years old who has a little time to spare.

“A great way to meet new people, many of whom feel like old friends”.

“After many years housebound, the shop gave me interaction and conversation. It has changed my life”.

“It’s been a very good work place for me as an unemployed person, to gain information and contacts, whilst helping increase my confidence before I get paid employment”.

Volunteering within our shops can involve; working either at the shop front or through in the back; sorting and pricing stock; helping with window displays; helping customers; or operating the till. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers please contact the shop managers direct; all of the details can be found on our contact page.

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Berwickshire Wheels

Volunteer with Berwickshire Wheels – Change People’s Lives

Due to the rural nature of Berwickshire, people who do not have access to a car may have a hard time getting about – to their Doctor, to the shops, to social events etc. Berwickshire Wheels can make a hugely positive impact on the well-being of the people using it, and those providing it too!

We are looking for drivers who are over 25 years old with a clean driving licence who have a few hours to spare each week or each month to join our team of volunteer drivers.

Being involved with Berwickshire Wheels enables drivers to meet new people, make new friends and become involved with a wide range of community groups in Berwickshire. And most of all, being part of Berwickshire Wheels gives drivers the chance to play a valuable role helping others in their community. Demand for our services is increasing so we are always looking for new volunteer drivers to help us meet this demand.

“Volunteer driving is very worthwhile – it keeps my spirits up and gives me satisfaction knowing I am helping myself and others less fortunate”.

“It’s a great way to meet people, it is interesting and you make a lot of friends from different backgrounds and of different ages”.

“It keeps me in touch with the community”.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested please do not hesitate to call Sharon, the Community Transport & Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01361 884652 or email: sharon.ferguson@bavs.org.uk,