December 7 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 27, 2013
Volunteers are being urged to support a multi-charity Christmas card organisation by helping in its shops in the lead up to the festive season.
Cards for Good Causes sells cards for around 300 charities via a national network of pop-up shops – including Norwich. Volunteers are vital to help them run smoothly and ensure that the charities gain as much benefit as possible from sales.
Christine Holland, chief executive of Cards for Good Causes, said: “Christmas cards are an important source of funding for charities but increases in stamp prices and general uncertainty about the economy have both impacted on sales.
“Our volunteers are key to
ensuring a maximum return through our shops and, put quite simply, we could not do what we do without them. Many return year after year which we think speaks volumes for the sense of satisfaction they get from being part of our team but we always need more.”
Training is provided with
volunteers usually working in pairs for either a morning or afternoon session. The pop-up shops are each coordinated by a manager and open in a variety of premises. They usually open in the six to eight weeks before Christmas.
To find out more about volunteering, visit www.cardsforcharity.co.uk/join-us