• Fair Trader

Where can I volunteer in Holmfirth?

At Fair Trader we rely on volunteers to help us to keep the shop running. There are a number of volunteering opportunities in Holmfirth and the wider Huddersfield area, but what we offer is quite unique and our volunteers agree that working with us is a very rewarding experience.

As a not-for-profit, fair trade co-operative, we partner with small, ethical suppliers around the world to help support their communities. Since 2010 we have spent over £500,000 with more than 90 suppliers in 30 countries. As a volunteer with Fair Trader you can feel confident that the work you do helps to provide a dignified way for our suppliers to support themselves, their families and their communities.

That said, we believe that volunteering shouldn’t just be about benefiting the organisation that you’re donating your time to, it should also be a beneficial experience for you, the volunteer.

Volunteers at Fair Trader gain invaluable retail experience in a friendly, supportive and encouraging environment. There are opportunities to get in involved in wider community events, such as Holmfirth Art Week. The shop also has excellent footfall and, as Holmfirth is a tourist destination, our volunteers get to meet and chat to people from all walks of life. Plus, we usually have really good cake in the kitchen!

Our volunteers range in age from 16 – 70+ and their reasons for volunteering are varied. Some are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award, others are students looking for work experience. Some volunteers are retired, and others also have paid jobs elsewhere. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ attitude here, everyone is welcome and we like to get to know you to see where your strengths and interests lie. Read some recommendations from our volunteers here. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we would love to hear from you.

You can contact us via email – info@fairtrader.coop, through our social media – Instagram or Facebook, by phone – 01484 690515 or you can just pop into the shop whenever suits you!

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