Jan 2 2014 by Sophie McCoid, Ormskirk Advertiser
A CANCER Research store has issued a plea for more volunteers to come forward to work in the shop after several months of managing on a skeleton staff.
The Cancer Research shop on Burscough Street in Ormskirk needs more people to work in store as stock processors and they are also looking to recruit a stock generation volunteer.
This volunteer would be expected to liaise with community groups such as churches in an effort to increase the amount of quality stock donated to the charity.
Shop manager Matt Unsworth has been working at the store since February and said the shop has been short-staffed since he arrived.
Matt said: “ I’ve currently got a great team of about 22 people, but we’re looking to recruit around 12 enthusiastic people from across the area that have a genuine interest in the work that Cancer Research does.
“We’ve been especially short of staff on Mondays and Thursdays so anyone who is interested in working those days would be brilliant.
“More and more people are coming into the store and we’re looking at ways we can increase the amount of stock we receive from the public to sell on.
“At the moment we get around 60 bags a week but we’re looking to increase this and need people to help us do it.
“The shop is a really great place to work. It’s very busy, especially on market days as it is in the centre of town. Lots of lovely people work in store and we really do try to create a good working atmosphere.
“People don’t necessarily have to have any qualifications to work in the shop and we offer NVQ programmes to all our volunteers.
“Age is also no obstacle,. “We’re willing to accept anyone who cares about beating cancer.”
For more information contact Matt on: 01695 574137 or come into the store.