As part of ambitions plans to enhance retail derived income, Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) is looking for new volunteers to help with its growing eBay operation.
The Charity aims to open two new shops a year for the next five years and increase the contribution retailing and merchandising makes to its helicopters’ operational costs to 20% by 2017.
DAAT Retail Director, Martin Bell said: “We have invested in our retail operation in terms of shop acquisition and fit out, an electronic point-of-sale system as well as training for staff and volunteers. We have now identified eBay as a significant source of additional income but wish to approach it with the same degree of professionalism as we apply to other fundraising activities and this will require some additional enthusiastic volunteers to help at our Exeter offices.”
Roger Berry, DAAT’s eBay Co-ordinator outlined some of the jobs that volunteers will be doing. “We are looking for mailing and preparation assistants to receive sort, record, package and dispatch items. Research assistants are required for online investigation which can include pricing, establishing scarcity or identifying an unusual item. We also need administrative assistants and merchandise assistants.
“The roles will be based in Pinhoe, Exeter, and can be varied if volunteers are able to help with more than one position. They are open to anyone who can spare whole days, half-days or just a few hours a week. It all helps and volunteers will feel a great sense of teamwork.”
Anyone interested in learning more can call 01392 466666 and arrange to visit DAAT for an informal chat.