Volunteers

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

Our fantastic “Social Enterprise” volunteers design, create and upcycle our donated resources into craft packs, knitted video tape bags, decoupaged chairs and telephone table lamps to name but a few. The weekly sewing group produce unique doorstops, bags and knitted cakes to help our charity raise more funds

Now Here’s A Challenge!

60 Different Things To Celebrate Your Sixtieth .

This was Allan Bond’s personal challenge for his significant birthday.  So we threw down the gauntlet and invited Allan to join us for a days volunteering here at the Scrapstore.  It’s safe to say he had an enjoyable day travelling around the county in our van, collecting all sorts of amazing supplies from the businesses around Wiltshire that support us!!

This was an unusual challenge but I took up the invitation and as they say ran with it.”

“I would definitely recommend volunteering, I might even go back next month”.

Here’s a snapshot of Allan’s day – we are pleased to say he kept smiling! A big thank-you from us.

Meet some of our talented volunteers.

Remember, you don’t need to have a specific skill to volunteer and be useful at the Scrapstore, we really appreciate your time.

We currently have over 70 people volunteering on a regular basis – we even have companies donating a day of their time with employees taking on tasks as a group “team building” activity .

Would you like to join us?   Call us tel: 01249 730011

Richard has been working with leather for many years as a saddler and volunteers his expertise to bring you a unique and fun workshop!  All you need is an idea of what you’d like to make,and you’re already away!

Pauline has been volunteering with the Scrapstore for many years and runs Jewellery Making, Felting, Roman Blinds, Getting to know Your Sewing Machine workshops to pass on her skills and talent – Why not join a workshop?

Brenda has been a volunteer for a long time. A former special needs teacher Brenda brings her unique crafting skills to her workshops.

Karin is a volunteer with specialist needlecraft skills.  Trained at the prestigious Royal Embroidery Society, Hampton Court, Karin brings her unique skill to our Scrapstore.

Hi,

I’m Tracey and I’ve been volunteering at the Scrapstore for many years. You will find me serving cakes & paninis in the café.

I’m Ann,

I started volunteering in Barty’s (our Lacock shop) now I make Smart Cut craft packs that I used to sell.  I’m also a Governor at a local primary school.

Hi, I’m Steve

I volunteer in the warehouse, I drive the van and I also like upcycling quirky decoupage objects.

 

I’m Sue ,

I make waistcoats & knitted animals all from donated materials which we then sell in Barty’s.  I’m also the Charity Trustee.

We don’t like “Labels”  at the Scrapstore unless they’re the handcrafted ones Jayne creates for our products!

Jayne also designs & produces Craft Packs for adults.

Brenda, has no limit to her design & artistic talent.    Brenda has designed and produced many best selling Craft Packs

Kate is a trustee as well as a volunteer, she began making craft packs and now she designs & produces the inserts.

Lynda –  “No two days are the same and you never know exactly what you might be doing”, says Lynda who volunteers at reception at the Scrapstore.

Tracy came to the Scrapstore from the “Stroke Rehab Charity – Back On Track”  She helps in Smart Cuts producing & designing.

Ruth came to the Scrapstore as a support worker for Tracy (her sister) and guess what? She has also stayed as a volunteer

Mike a volunteer with green fingers who keeps our Scrapstore greenery green

Anita, is our new volunteer who works in our Wilton Satellite facility. It’s great to combine my two passions crafting & caring for the environment.

This beautiful unique almost 3D image has been created by our talented volunteer Rachel.  Watch out for more pieces of Rachel’s artwork we will be posting soon.

Judith,

I’m a former teacher with a passion for making all things crafty, especially sewing & knitting.  I made my dress (in the photo) with Scapstore fabric.

Susan has been a volunteer at Wilton Scrapstore since the beginning of 2018. A Londoner born & bred, who moved to Wilton in 2005 . Susan is a keen theatregoer, foreign traveller, swimmer, Yoga novice. good food & wine lover .