Age UK’s Pocklington shop is hoping to attract new volunteers as it reopens

A Pocklington-based charity shop looking to attract volunteers as it prepares to open following its temporary closure due to the coronavirus restrictions.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 7:35 am
Age UK, on Market Place, is appealing to anyone in the Pocklington area who may be able to give up some time to help out at the shop.
Age UK, on Market Place, is appealing to anyone in the Pocklington area who may be able to give up some time to help out at the shop.

Age UK on Market Place, is appealing to anyone in the Pocklington area who may be able to give up some time to help out at the shop.

The store will be reopening on Monday, April 12.

Safety measures will once again be in place to protect customers, volunteers and staff, such as social distancing and sanitizer stations, and staff and volunteers will have the required safety equipment when interacting with customers.

The shop’s manager Matt Turton said: “We’re so excited to be able to open our doors again and can’t wait to welcome the local community back.

“All items purchased help raise much-needed funds for Age UK so it can continue supporting people in later life.

“Volunteering with the shop is really enjoyable. As well as doing a variety of different tasks in the shop, I meet new people every day. I have made good friends with both the shop team and people in the local community and would encourage anyone thinking of signing up to give volunteering a go.

“It’s great to know you are making a difference and giving something back.

“We depend on the support of volunteers, so if you have found yourself with more free time and think you can help us please give the shop a call on 01759 305067. Even small amounts of time can really make a huge difference.”