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Volunteering for HVDV New Beginnings ​

Volunteers Needed

HVDV New Beginnings charity shop.


Who can volunteer?

Anyone who has time to spare and would like to use it to benefit a charity.


What does volunteering involve?

You may be asked to sort donations, price goods, work on the till, and create window displays.

If you have experience in other areas, tell the shop manager as it can often be put to use.

Volunteers get to make new friends, become part of a team and learn new skills while raising money for charity.

Being a volunteer need not interfere with your other commitments.

Many shops ask for a regular commitment of a set number of hours per week that can work around your schedule.


I’m on benefits – can I volunteer?

On Incapacity Benefit? You can volunteer without payment being affected. If you claim Job Seeker’s Allowance.

you should not be affected if you are still ‘actively seeking and available for work’.

Whichever benefit you receive, inform your benefits agency if doing voluntary work.



Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, charity shops have a legal duty to protect children and vulnerable adults.

These include individuals who are on the children’s and/or adults barred list working with these vulnerable groups.

When staff and volunteers undertake Regulated Activities,

they are subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

DBS is just one of several measures that charity shops use to protect their staff and volunteers within their work places.

We expect our members to take any allegations of harmful behaviour seriously and take appropriate action.


Want to give it a go at HVDV New Beginnings charity Shop?

Please Email Elizabeth at or pop into the HVDV New Beginnings shop in Calne for an Application form.


To arrange a drop off at our shop in Calne please call 01249 812999

Please can no donation be left outside the shop at anytime .

Please stay safe and thank you for your kind support. From all at HVDV and HVDV New Beginnings x

Here are some of our volunteer roles 

With a new year ahead are you looking for new goals to achieve why not volunteer and make a difference to others.

Here are some of our roles.


Online Fundraiser role📸. For either of these days Monday, Wednesday or Friday .

We are looking for someone who has an eye for quality and is good with photographing

for our Ebay shop which raises funds for the individuals and families we help.

This is a flexible role which can be done on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10am-2pm

but would been a minimum of 3 hours a week .

Team Leader role

Shop Assistant role.

We are also looking for shop assistant to help with the shop. 🏷📠

Displaying product

Hanging up clothing 👗

Topping up shelfs and baskets

And some Till work .

No experience necessary as training will be provided.

Clothes and item Sorter Assistant role .

For Mondays , Thursdays and Fridays 9.30-2pm or 1pm till 4.30pm

You would work outback with other team members.

sorting clothes into sizes.🧥

Cleaning items 🧼



Sorting bedding 🧺

Top up out back shelfing ready for items that can be sold to raise funds.

For more information please pop into hvdv New Beginnings or email Elizabeth at



Video of some of the work that has supported survivors with resettlement.

Household items you may have to


donate for families fleeing domestic




Kitchen items




Fridge/ freezer or fridge freezer combi

Washing machine

Table and chairs


Plates, bowls and saucers

Cutlery set

Mugs/ cup/ glasses.

Saucepan set



Sugar, tea, coffee pots

Baking trays

Pyrex dishes

Washing up bowl

Washing drainer

Tea towels


Living room




Tv unit

Living room unit (sideboard)

Coffee table

Book shelf

Freeview box

Dvd Player




(We take bed frames but are unable to take divans beds and mattress)

double bed frames

Single bed frames

Chest of drawers

Bedside unit

Dressing table

Bed Guard





Double and single

duvet cases, pillow cases and sheets




Towels bath and hand

bath mats


General Items


washing basket

ironing board.




All Donation should go through the Hvdv office at

Many thanks

for your kind donation and support.

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