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Volunteering Vacancy

Our Nearly New Sales are the biggest fundraising events we run and try, where possible to hold 3 or 4 per year.  This involves a huge amount of work from our staff and volunteer trustees.  In addition, many volunteers are needed from our community. In fact, we have found that volunteers who help our sales each time, offer so much to the process and of course are so valuable to the families who attend the sales for support and help in the journey as parents to be or new parents.

We are looking to build a committee of volunteers who will work directly with our team to help us resurrect and manage our sales.  

We appreciate that you will want to know more about the role and so please email and our team will share lots more information which includes time commitments needed for this role.

 We would love to hear from you.


Running a centre that supports over 250 visitors per week is a lot of work and we rely hugely on the helpful hands of volunteers. But we are also really keen to help our volunteers grow in confidence and learn new skills or share their knowledge with us! It is a two way-thing but there are a wealth of benefits for everyone.

We are often told that helping the PPC thrive brings volunteers so many benefits including making new friends, building up parenting confidence, feeling fuzzy and warm around helping the community and (very popular!) a sense of 'finishing a job' – something that can be missing when you step out of your working life into being a parent.


We welcome volunteers on a short-term basis (whilst they are on maternity leave, for example) or longer term, perhaps helping get a project off the ground that our staff and trustees can’t do alone or on an ad-hoc basis for fundraising events such as a Nearly New Sales or events which are specifically aimed at raising funds.

Here is a snapshot of the valuable work our volunteers have undertaken in the past twelve months:

  • Over 70 volunteers helped us run our four Nearly New Sales – sorting donations, promoting the event, helping on the day, providing homebaking.

  • Undertaking a review of our databases and recommending how to streamline our communications.

  • Overseeing our 'real nappy shop' – sorting donations, setting up and maintaining our second-hand shop.

  • Giving support on writing funding applications and helping us successfully apply for over £10k of funding for our groups – that represents 10% of our annual income.

  • Providing architectural drawings and models for the options for our new home at the Pleasance.

  • Packing, moving on donations and coordinating the diary for our move to the Pleasance (almost exclusively volunteer-led).

  • Managing our free library, following up on missing and late books and overseeing the catalogue of books in our inventory.

  • Laundering our pillows, cozy blankets and towels.

  • Designing our Annual Report and Account.


We are keen to build a Nearly New Sale Committee – a bunch of dedicated people who can led the organisation of our quarterly Nearly New Sales. Working alongside our office staff and trustees, you would be part of a committee that would build on experience at each sale in how to coordinate a successful fundraising event (and there is always lots of cake available to keep you energised!).

We have so many roles that volunteers can fill and would love an opportunity to chat through how we can work together. If you have any interest in being part of the PPC Volunteer Team then get in touch with Val, our Coordinator, at or use the form below. Just let us know a little bit about yourself, why you are interested in helping out at the PPC, and if there are any particular activities you would like to help with.


If you would like to volunteer with the PPC, use this form to tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll get back to you asap!

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