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salvationarmyThe Salvation Army is appealing for volunteers to help in its charity shop in Ryde and Shanklin.

The Salvation Army’s Ryde and Shanklin shops sell everything from clothes and accessories to books and household items.

Area Manager for Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd  (SATCoL), Sally Walters comments:

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“We rely on the generosity of our volunteers because they play such a vital role within our charity shops. Perhaps you have a flare for shop window dressing, maybe great customer service skills or even have a good eye for an antique? No matter your experience, there are all sorts of jobs that we need help with and we provide all the training you need. There’s also an opportunity to become a volunteer Key Holder, which is a position of responsibility with the opportunity to get involved in lots of different aspects of running a retail business.

“If you think you can spare any time at all, from a few hours to a few days a week, please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.”

Volunteering is a fantastic way to learn new skills or brush up on old ones and it can be a lot of fun too.

Profit SATCoL receives through the sale of donated items contributes to The Salvation Army to help fund its valuable work with people who are vulnerable and in need across the UK, including homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents, support for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales and a Family Tracing Service.

Over the last five years alone SATCoL has donated over £39.5 million to The Salvation Army.

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For more information on becoming a volunteer simply pop into your local SATCoL shop at Ryde or Shanklin or telephone the store.

153 High Street, Ryde – 01983 565184
41 Regent Street, Shanklin – 01983 862855

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