The success of Share the Dignity relies heavily on collaboration, team work and those who are willing to put their hand up to get the job done. We are growing rapidly and the demand for our services remains strong, so we are searching for like-minded and passionate volunteers to support us in achieving our mission
But what do our volunteers do?
There are lots of roles within Share the Dignity but we initially recruit everyone as a Shero or Hero.
As a Shero you are vital to our core activity which is helping those that need access to Sanitary items receive them. We run 3 collection per year., April & August are our Sanitary Product collection months. December is our #itsinthebag collection.
April & August We usually start preparing the month prior to the collection period. We ask our Shero/Heroes to contact the businesses, that have been allocated to them by their Collections Queen and confirm they are on board for this collection. The Collection Queen arranges a time to distribute collection boxes to the Sheros, for distribution to businesses. Shero’s up the boxes so they are ready to go at the beginning of the month, keep in contact with their businesses during collection periods and promptly help finalise the collection at the end of the month.
Once you have cleared the stock from the businesses you get to do the nicest bit which is delivering the stock to the charities that need it.
#itsinthebag collection. This collection runs for 2 weeks and you work in teams to collect & deliver handbags to local charities. Its similar way to our April and August collections, but with fewer collection points.
Throughout the year we may have local events come up in your area and we may ask you to pick up an odd collection or possibly speak at an event but the choice is up to you.
Being a Shero can take as little or as much time as you have. During collection periods it can be as much as 3-5 hrs a week but in downtime it is less than an hour a week. We will always ask before each collection who is available, so if you only want to do #itsinthebag or April/August thats not an issue.
Does this sound like something you can enjoy and give some time to help with? If so please apply here today and someone will be in contact with you in the next 7-10days.