Volunteer for RE:SOURCE

You might be looking for work experience because you’re preparing for your first job or are changing career.  You may have been out of work for a while and want to get back into the routine of attending a workplace and want to update your skills.  If this is you, we can definitely help!

RE:SOURCE depends on its amazing team of volunteers who help out across all aspects of the business – and we’d love you to become a part of that team! We are a busy team supporting a Cornish healthcare charity so the part that you’ll play is both important and valued.

Who can volunteer at RE:SOURCE?
At RE:SOURCE we have opportunities for volunteers of all backgrounds and experience:

  • You might be a retiree, or work part time, and have skills that you can pass on to your local community.
  • If you’re an under-graduate or a graduate looking to enhance your employ-ability and you want somewhere to volunteer during the holidays or after your degree we could give you just the edge you need when applying for jobs!
  • Are you aged 16 – 19, finished school and don’t know what to do next? We can help you to gain confidence in the work place and develop knowledge and skills which employers are looking for.
  • If you are currently unemployed due to redundancy, illness or any other reason we can offer meaningful activity to keep you occupied, boost your confidence and add experience to your CV.

What you can look forward to:

You will become a valued member of a team in a busy workplace and out of pocket expenses will be covered (in line with our current policy).  We offer flexible start and finish times to fit around your existing commitments and provide full training.  As a volunteer you can enjoy 10% off RE:SOURCE products after one month of volunteering and 25% off after three months of volunteering.

What opportunities are available?
Drivers Assistant Volunteer

Assist our Drivers in physical collections and deliveries of furniture and white goods throughout our delivery area. Our Volunteer Driver’s Assistants ensure that our deliveries and collections are carried out safely, efficiently and with a smile! Be part of a small and effective team and enjoy meeting our customers whilst taking in the Cornish scenery.

Retail Assistant Volunteer

Our Retail Assistants assist with merchandising, shop presentation and helping customers transfer goods from the shop floor to their vehicle, safely and efficiently.  As part of a friendly team that works together to provide excellent customer service, you will acquire knowledge of products and procedures and progress towards making and processing sales.

Furniture Workshop Volunteer

Our Volunteer Furniture Restorers make both major and minor repairs to a range of donated furniture items.   You’ll develop your knowledge and experience and work on a wide range of wooden and upholstered furniture, cleaning, repairing and finishing products to a high standard and if appropriate supporting others to learn some basic carpentry techniques.

Electrical Workshop Volunteer

Support our Domestic Appliance Engineer in testing, repairing and providing electrical certification of domestic appliances ready for resale.  Develop your skills, starting off with component recovery, dismantling and cleaning machines; progressing to visual inspections and function testing under the supervision of experienced electrical engineers.  Then, as a skilled volunteer, help us to encourage trainees and volunteers to progress through the workshop.

Admin Assistant Volunteer

Our Volunteer Administrators undertake a range of administrative duties including data entry, mail outs, research, preparing documents (printing, laminating, simple formatting), filing and photocopying, answering and making phone calls and supporting our logistics, retail and warehouse teams.

Join a busy team in a vibrant working environment.

If you’re interested in getting involved with any of the listed placements or you’d simply like to find out more then please call Cornwall Hospice Care’s Volunteer Services Team on 01726 65711 or email

RE:SOURCE Furniture & Appliance Store
1-3 Normandy Way
PL31 1ET

Telephone: 01208 269296

Store Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday – 9am to 5pm

Sundays – 10am to 4pm

Registered charity No: England 1001957 | Scotland SCO40009

Company Registration No: 04004464