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Charity Counts – Free Training for Charity Shop Volunteers

The WEA, Volunteer Glasgow and  Maths Week Scotland are offering a development opportunity for people who are volunteering or interested in volunteering in Charity Shops in Glasgow.

CHARITY COUNTS is a FREE 4 week (2 hours per week) training course for up to 12 Charity Shop Volunteers who are interested in learning more about all aspects of running a Charity Shop.  The course will taught by Louise Simpson who is a Charity Shop Manager and a WEA Tutor.

The training will take place at Volunteer Glasgow, 10 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 6LU.

The course will run from 10am – 12pm  on the following dates:

  • Friday 7th February
  • Friday 14th February
  • Friday 21st February
  • Friday 28th February

During the 4 sessions, volunteers will be able to develop their skills and knowledge about the business side of running a charity shop.

The course will enable participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of the Third Sector (charities, community interest companies, social enterprise)
  • Develop a greater understanding of terms and explanations of budget, profit and loss
  • Develop an understanding of overheads and operating expenses associated with running a shop
  • Understand how charities raise funds through merchandise, grants, sponsorship, sales/revenue streams and online sales.
  • Develop digital skills to use online sales platforms to estimate pricing and maximize income
  • Learn how to sell online: practice selling on Facebook.


If course is filled you will be offered a place on the waiting list for future courses.

To enrol please complete the form below and click send.  Audrey will contact you within 5 working days to confirm your place.

Deadline for applications is Monday 3rd February 2020

Contact Audrey

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