Why Volunteer

Posted on 25th July, 2017




  1. You can have a positive impact on your local and wider community by supporting around 5000 local residents in need of furniture.
  2.  You can help save approx. 60 tonnes of good quality furniture from going to landfill each year.
  3.  You can gain new skills and make new friends.

At Stevenage Furniture Recycling Scheme we rely heavily on volunteers and really appreciate and value the role they play in the organization. Without these volunteers this Scheme would not exist.  Our volunteers are from different backgrounds, are all ages and have different skills and abilities but all come together to make our team.

  • Are you recently retired and looking to use your considerable workplace skills and experience?
  • Are you looking to return to the workplace following a break?
  • Are you looking to enter the work force for the first time and need to gain valuable experience?

All are welcome!

We offer a wide range of opportunities for our volunteers. These include Customer Service in our shop directly helping customers, working on the van helping with the collecting and delivering of furniture, answering the telephone, emails and social media enquiries, scheduling our collections and answering general enquiries. We are always in need of help in the back ground with IT, Finance, Funding Applications and Marketing or you could become a Trustee and help shape the future of the scheme.  

Trustees with business skills are especially welcome as are those with finance and marketing experience, or those who have worked within the community. You would need to commit to a monthly meeting and be willing to assist in the day to day running of the scheme on an occasional basis.

Our Scheme is open Monday – Saturday and all we ask is for you to offer either at least 4 hours of your time per week or help on an adhoc basis if you prefer.

Travel expenses from within in the Stevenage area and lunch are paid and all training will be provided.


                            contact Faye or Helen -  



                              call 01438 362900

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Volunteering is good for the soul and should be encouraged more in our security, I personally have been active in the local voluntary community and have a current position at the "waste not want not" plant scheme running near Knebworth. Your doing a fantastic job and this is a great blog, keep up the good work.
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