Volunteer Retail Assistant

The Green Gram is a Community Refill Shop in Fordingbridge, run entirely by volunteers with the aim of reducing single use plastics and providing affordable and ethically sourced goods to the local community. We are a Community Benefit Society and therefore any profits will be reinvested in the shop or projects in the local community. Customers bring their own containers to be refilled with goods sold by weight. We have been operating for one year and the shop goes from strength to strength.

We are looking for volunteers to join the existing group of 30 to serve customers in the Community Refill Shop. Shifts are either 09.45 to 13.00 or 13.00 to 16.30, Tuesday to Saturday. Volunteers can sign up for one or more shift per week or flexibly to suit themselves. There will always be two volunteers in the shop at any one time and training in Food Safety and Hygiene will be given.

We are also looking for volunteers with experience in Marketing and Publicity.


Training will be given in Food Handling, Food Hygiene and Retail.

Volunteers will have:

  • A bright and cheerful personality
  • Good people skills
  • An interest in the environment and community
  • A willingness to learn


  • Accessibility
    The shop is accessible but space is limited behind the counter. Some disabilities may be able to be accommodated.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Covered for ages 16+
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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4 Roman Quay
88 Whitsbury Road

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