Whether young or old, in or out of work, you could help serve the people of Reading in many practical ways.

Just a few hours a week can make a huge difference, easing the workload on our personnel and reaching out to people in your local community.

We need volunteers to help serve in the shops, to train as assessors in the Support Centres. Van drivers and able-bodied crew members are needed to collect and deliver furniture. The following skills are always needed: Administration, IT, painting, decorating, plumbing, electrical work, Public Relations and Human Resources.

Would you be prepared to offer your time on an ad hoc basis as and when needed?

Board of Trustees: Have you ever considered becoming a Trustee? Do you have skills you could offer to the board: finance, business management, HR, IT, retail law?

Volunteer roles include:

  • Charity Shops
    • sorting donated goods
    • displaying items in shop
    • working on the tills‚Äč
  • Support Centre
    • providing a listening ear
    • helping those in need access furniture supplies
    • providing emergency supplies
    • signposting other sources of help and advice
  • Furniture Shop
    • Assisting with selling
    • Moving and display of furniture
    • Cleaning of premises and furniture
    • Repair and assembly of furniture
    • Van drivers and crew to collect and deliver furniture‚Äč
  • Warehousing and Vehicles
    • Van drivers and crew to collect and deliver furniture
  • Office
    • General office duties – filing, answering phones etc
    • Cheque writing
    • Updating spreadsheets
    • Preparing mailouts


To apply to volunteer please complete an application form and return it to hr@ccam.org.uk.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Van Crew Application