Whether you’re looking to gain new skills, or share your skills and experience by mentoring, New Start offers the ideal environment for you to give something back to the community - and have fun at the same time! You may have time on your hands, or miss the craic at work … or you might need “community involvement” for your university application, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Queen’s Award or the Saltire Award. Whatever your reasons, we can offer a huge range of volunteering opportunities –– from answering the phone, sorting bric-a-bric, retail and ebay selling, to logistics, driving, gardening and fixing things. So don’t be shy about volunteering – we can find the right place for you to help.
At the moment, we are particularly looking for people to volunteer in the following roles:
Charity Shop Assistants - Wick, Thurso, Dingwall, Inverness and Fort William
Are you looking to get more involved in your community? We have shops in Wick, Thurso, Dingwall, Inverness and Fort William, and are looking for skilled volunteer helpers. If you have some time to spare, we’re looking for someone to help our customers and handle deliveries. If you’re interested, and could give us one morning or afternoon per week, or more if you’d like - we’d love to talk to you.
Driver / Driver’s Assistants - Inverness and Thurso
Fancy seeing more of the Highlands? Got a few spare hours to fill during the week? We’re looking for volunteer drivers and driving assistants in Inverness and Thurso to keep our furniture delivery and pick-up services going. If you passed your test before January 1997, you can drive all of our vehicles. If not – or if you don’t have a licence – we could still use your help on our smaller vans and to help our drivers!
Warehouse Workers - Inverness
Do you live in or near Inverness and have a few hours per week to spare? We’re looking for volunteers to help in our Carsegate warehouse. It’s where we receive most of our donations, so it’s always busy - you’d be sorting out furniture and household goods for distribution either to our shops, or to people in need across the Highlands – as well as passing on your experience and skills to others who work there.
To enquire please call 01463 715615, or email us.