Benenden’s has over sixty volunteers, five managers, and nine committee members. These resources are supplemented by the generous support of others with specialist skills and knowledge, and funded by over 300 shareholders. This workforce has combined to ensure that our community shop got off to a great start in its first year, but we still need volunteers.
In the Shop
Our greatest immediate need is for volunteers to help run Benenden’s during the weekend. We want to make sure that people aren’t overburdened, so the more people who volunteer the better. Just a couple of hours will help a great deal. To find out more about what’s involved pop into the Shop and ask to speak to one of the managers.
Supporting the Business
You don’t have to work in the shop to support Benenden’s:
Comms - We are looking for people who would like to help with our communications. If you would like to get our newsletters out, produce posters and leaflets or write content you could be just the person we need. If you have a little experience with basic comms, social media or blogging that will help too.
Finance skills - We need to make sure that our finances continue to be managed well, so we need volunteers with Accountancy and Book-keeping skills. We need to maintain our monthly and annual numbers and to help the shop manager and the committee to control pay-bill, stock and other costs.
To find out more pop into the Shop and ask to speak to one of the Managers, and if you've specialist skills to offer in comms or finance we'll put you in touch with one of the Committee.
How to Become a Volunteer
Benenden’s will need a broad range of skills and roles. Support us in the way that suits you:
Shop Sales, Café Service, Cleaning & Maintenance, Advertising & Publicity, Maintenance of Online presence, Preparation & Delivery of Customer Orders, and many more…
You can volunteer by email, telephone or by writing to:
Benenden Community Shop Limited
Benenden Community Shop & Post Office
Kent. TN17 4DB
Tel. 01580 279808
Or by completing the form below and we will contact you to discuss how you can help.