Volunteering

cropped-cropped-treehouse-header.pngThe Tree House was not intended originally to be volunteer-run, but the realities of survival on the high street mean we have had to be.  It does add to the sense of it being a community venture, about people and reading and promoting the arts more than about commerce, but it is also a challenge.  I run the place full time, but have not been able to earn anything since we moved from our old premises.  So I need to find other ways to earn money, if I am to carry on running the Tree House.  This in practical terms means I need a bit more time away from the bookshop.

So I am looking for one or two volunteers who would like a regular commitment and have half a day or a day a week or a fortnight to spare.  We currently have one person who works every other Wednesday morning, and it’s a godsend – if we could find someone to do the afternoon on the days she works, that would be even better!  It would also be good to have Friday afternoons covered, as I have some opportunities to work elsewhere then.  But any days or half days would be welcomed.

You need to be confident of being at the bookshop on your own – though if we have enough suitable applicants, we can pair people up.  You need to be able to engage with customers and keep up to date with what’s happening at the bookshop.  There is always work to be done in terms of tidying and stocking the shelves, but if you have computer work to do or even want to spend some time reading (!) you would be able to do that too.  Some are keener to be physically busy than others – and the main thing is to keep the bookshop open as much as possible and be there for customers.

So if you are interested, do get in touch and we can talk more about it all – what’s involved, what level of availability you have and so on.  Email victoria@treehousebookshop.co.uk or call into the bookshop to arrange a meeting – I can’t always stop and chat then and there, but we can fix a time to discuss things if I am busy.

I am also always looking for evening help – at music events, film nights, etc – so if you are interested in being involved in those, I would love to hear from you too.

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3 thoughts on “Volunteering

  1. karen hands October 14, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Hi Victoria,

    I am interested in volunteering in the book shop Friday afternoon is a possibility. I am able to put the books on shelves and would enjoy passing on information. At the moment I am mum three girls and also do part time gardening work. I have worked in retail in chemists so am happy with handling money transactions. Hope to here from you soon Karen Hands.

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    • Victoria October 14, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much Karen. Could you possibly email me? victoria @ treehousebookshop .co .uk (with no spaces) – thank you! I’ll then get back to you by email. Victoria

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    • Victoria October 17, 2016 / 5:54 pm

      Hi Karen – I’ve tried to reply to your email a couple of times, but it’s been sent back with a permanent error – not sure what’s happening. I don’t really want to go into lots of details here on the website, but if you’re able to call into the bookshop, please do. If you have another email address, do try contacting me again! Or phone 01926 855436 between 10 and 5. Thanks so much!

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