Volunteering at Kennerleigh and District Community Stores 

Our staff and volunteers do a brilliant job for our community stores - THANK YOU! 

But an extra pair of hands makes the task so much easier and more pleasant. It also gives Sonnie, our manager, more time to tackle all the 'hidden' jobs that are involved in running our lovely well stocked shop. 

What Can I Do To Help? 

There are a variety of ways you can help out:

  • Restocking shelves
  • Unpacking and storing wholesale orders
  • Serving customers
  • Cleaning and recycling
  • Changing window displays
  • Checking shelf life/use by dates on stock in shop
  • Sorting the daily newspapers
  • Delivering local shop orders
  • Picking up orders from local suppliers like Chulmleigh Bakery, Thornes Shop and Peck & Strong
  • Delivering Sunday papers to Black Dog
  • Publicising the shop to the surrounding villages
  • Writing a regular newsletter
  • Coordinating volunteer labour

As you can see there are plenty of choices for what you can do to help and no one task is particularly onerous!! 

When Can I Help? 

You can help as often as you are able to do so. Regular commitments are always helpful so Jo can plan her own workload more effectively. If you have several hours a week or one hour per month or even the odd day free throughout the year – there is bound to be something you can do of value to our Community Shop. 

Benefits of volunteering in our shop

We do hope that you will join us where you will find that volunteering for us can actually be fun.  Whilst volunteering for the shop you will find yourself at the heart of the rural community, a community hub where people can obtain information and network. You will get to meet fellow members of the community and spend time with friends, new and old, perhaps those you have not seen for some time; you will learn new skills and play an active part in our community’s life and develop a real sense of belonging and healthy wellbeing.  

How Do I Help? 

If you would like to offer help in the shop you can:

  • Speak to Sonnie in the shop
  • Contact them via the website 'Contact' page
  • Telephone the shop 

There is usually a timetable in the shop of when volunteers have signed up for specific tasks - ask to see it when you next go shopping.