Our charity shop is based at 18 Leegate, SE12 8SS


Flexible hours, but committing to set days and times is most helpful


GRACE (Greenwich Refugee Aid and Community Enterprise) charity helps refugees, UK asylum seekers and destitute families, by collecting and distributing items locally, nationally and abroad. GRACE has a large distribution warehouse based in Leegate, Lewisham, SE12 and is the only one like it in South London.

Purpose/Objective of the Role

We are seeking willing and trustworthy volunteers to help at our retail shop and community center

Tasks/Duties Involved

Serving customers in our GRACE shop

Laying out the shop windows

Skills Required 

  • Reliable and positive attitude
  • Good interpersonal experience to serve local customers
  • Any retail experience helpful e.g. laying out shop windows, identifying more valuable items
  • Multicultural approach- willing to help resettled refugees/ asylum seekers practise their English working alongside you
  • Willingness to help e-bay items and package/ post these
  • Occasionally helping out in distribution, sorting and one-off jumble sales
  • Arabic-speakers especially helpful (but not a requirement)

Training and Support Offer

GRACE will give you a full induction into our work. We offer a positive and supportive volunteering environment and would be happy to discuss whether there is any further training or support that the volunteer needs.

Benefits of Volunteering to Individual

  • Experience working with a leading refugee charity.
  • If applicable practice improving English language skills

 Application Process

To register your interest, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form . If you have any questions call Aparna on 07378342131