Come and join our Volunteer Team !

Our vacancies are as shown below:

If you would like to know more please contact the shop on  01453 753247


Volunteering has proved to have a positive impact on health and has many social benefits and it is a chance to socialise and get to know the local community better.

From its beginning the shop has been entirely run by volunteers and has never closed because of a lack of help.  Currently we have a total of 35 volunteers working in the shop and cafe and also some who support the community shop in other ways such as buying goods, maintenance, IT and web design. However, we do need many more people, so if you think you can spare a couple of hours and can join the team we would love to hear from you. We show the vacancies for the shop and cafe,in the box on the right. Shifts can be flexible so just ask and we can accommodate your requirements.

We would also encourage more young people to volunteer in the shop, because we can give some valuable work experience or if you are working towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Volunteering is always good to put on your CV!  Please see the wonderful piece below from one of our current DofEA volunteers, Daisy  

Below:  Our two volunteers Paul and Sheila and a copy of our shift rota.



8.30 am  to 5.00 pm


9.00 to 1.00 pm


9.00 am to 11.00 am

Limited opening hours over Public Holidays

Some of our volunteers




1-3 pm








 11-1pm and     1-3pm

 SAT (alternate)


We have many volunteers who pair up with friends or family to do a shift in the shop and cafe.  

From left to right: friends Nicky and Lisa, husband and wife Neil and Gay and mother and daughter Jenny and Keira who is one of ourDuke of Edinburgh Award volunteers

“Within school, we had the option of whether or not to do the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, of which I said ‘yes’. One of the main parts of it is to do three months of volunteering at a place of your choice, and so I chose Ruscombe and Whiteshill Village Shop.

This has been such a rewarding experience and I have learnt so much, the majority of which I can use after my time in the shop. Not only have I had the chance to serve customers for the first time, I have also learnt about food hygiene, care of the shop and presentation for display purposes, none of which I had any idea about before my volunteering started!

All the senior volunteers I have had the pleasure of working with so far have been so helpful, and have made it as interesting and fun as possible, meaning I look forward to Thursdays when I can come again.

Me and my brother often used to visit the shop to buy sweets, and now I've seen behind the scenes I appreciate how much work goes into this valuable village grateful to all the people who have helped me, and I hope this has made some more people want to start volunteering work at Whiteshill and Ruscombe Village Shop and they find it as beneficial as I have!”

Daisy Heppner, aged 14,