Volunteer warehouse assistant - Thamesmead

Opportunity details

  • Thamesmead, South London
  • Weekdays
  • Charity shop, Fundraising
  • Team work

Minimum time commitment: 1 hour per week

Be part of the warehouse team making it possible for us to raise funds towards disability equality.

Key skills you'll gain

• Warehouse experience
• Sorting donations from textile banks
• Stock keeping and control
• Supporting stock deliveries
• Team work

Why we need you

We need your help in our central warehouse team so that we can sort through textile bank donations and turn them into new stock deliveries for our network of charity retail stores.

You’ll be opening donation bags, checking donations for imperfections and separating donations into 5kg sacks of different kinds, such as clothing, bags and belts, shoes, damaged items to be sold to a rag merchant, and so on. The stock will then go to our network of 230 charity shops so that it can be sold to raise charity income.

Everything you do will be helping us to raise funds for our work to achieve everyday equality for disabled people (while also assisting with the area’s recycling needs).

Where and when

You will be based at our central sorting warehouse. The address is: Units 2 & 3, 57 Kellner Road, Thamesmead, SE28 0AX.

We need volunteers from 1 March onwards. We would ideally like your help for full day shifts, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, but we’re flexible if you can only do half day shifts. We need volunteers from Monday to Friday but if you can only do one shift a week, we’d still like you to join us.

How we will support you

• Volunteer induction into Scope
• Relevant training including health and safety
• One to one support and regular catch ups with your manager
• Pre-agreed travel expenses and, if you volunteer all day, lunch expenses too
• We will make accessibility adjustments to the role (if you require this)

What we are looking for

No experience is necessary for this volunteer role. Our warehouse is brand new, so we’re looking for people who can work well within a team and who will be excited to help us get up and running. You'll need to also be flexible to changing needs within the team as we're so new that we'll all be learning the best way to do tasks together. The role involves some physical work, sorting donations and carrying donation sacks. This volunteer role is suitable for groups who want to support an activity together, as well as individuals who would like to make a difference in a warehouse environment.

What else you will gain

• Confidence and valuable experience for your CV
• A work-related reference
• Team work skills and the chance to meet new people
• Pride in knowing you’ve helped the UK’s 14 million disabled people  


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Scope is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk, whether receiving services or being staff or volunteers. It expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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