Bridlington Age UK shop appealing for volunteers ahead of April reopening date

A Bridlington-based charity shop looking to attract volunteers as it prepares to open following its temporary closure due to the coronavirus restrictions.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 11:15 am
Age UK, on The Promenade, is appealing to anyone in the Bridlington area who may be able to give up some time to help out at the shop.

Age UK, on The Promenade, is appealing to anyone in the Bridlington area who may be able to give up some time to help out at the shop.

The store will be reopening on Monday, April 12.

Safety measures will once again be in place to protect customers, volunteers and staff, such as social distancing and sanitizer stations, and staff and volunteers will have the required safety equipment when interacting with customers.

The shop’s manager Angie Rowlands said: “We are also appealing to anyone in Bridlington who may be able to give up some time to help out by volunteering at the shop.

“We depend on the support of volunteers, so if you have found yourself with more free time and think you can help us, please give us a call at the on 01262 400958.

“Even small amounts of time can really make a huge difference.

“We are so excited to be able to open our doors again and cannot wait to welcome the local community back!

“Your purchases will help raise much-needed funds for Age UK so it can continue supporting people in later life.”

Ben Brown, a volunteer at the Age UK shop, said: “Volunteering with the Age UK shop is really enjoyable. As well as doing a variety of different tasks in the shop, I meet new people every day.

“I have made good friends with both the shop team and people in the local community and would encourage anyone thinking of signing up to give volunteering a go.

“It’s great to know you are making a difference and giving something back.

“I am also learning new skills from customer service, merchandising, processing and stock control that I am utilising to enhance my CV.”