The Edinburgh Remakery is always on the lookout for fantastic volunteers to lend a hand in our shop, our various workshops and events, or training with our IT technicians.
We value each and every one of our volunteers and always endeavour to give them valuable experience and training in the fields they are interested in, the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and be part of the Remade in Edinburgh enterprise.
SO HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
We have opportunities available working on our shop floor, within our IT department, assisting with our various workshops, and in our new Woodwork Studio. Have a look at the descriptions below and if you are interested on any of these roles send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop Retail Assistant
Sales and Shop Floor Assistants play a vital part in the running of The Edinburgh Remakery.
The role involves greeting and aiding all customers that come into The Remakery, helping with deliveries of new furniture and stock, including cleaning and refurbishing.
Also researching their origins to ensure we can share this information with customers and price them correctly, as well as visual merchandising of products and helping to create inspiring and engaging window displays to attract customers.
There will also be some opportunities to assist tutors in our regular workshops, as well as helping to arrange and run in store events and projects when they take place.
A lot of work goes on in the background of running the Remakery and Remade in Edinburgh, admin volunteers help keep everything running smoothly.
We need help with routine data entry, preparing for events and workshops, keeping our website up to date and occasionally supporting projects. This is a great way to get experience for any administration role.
Remade in Edinburgh is a campaigning organisation and part of our mission is to encourage people to support sustainable use of the things they own and particularly the work we do at the Edinburgh Remakery.
If you enjoy getting out and meeting all kinds of people and you want to support our zero waste mission please get in touch. Events are on an ad-hoc basis so there is no regular commitment.
Drop-in Session IT Repair Assistant
We hold a free Repair Surgery every Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30pm. Your role as an IT Repair Assistant will be to assist the main IT technician in helping and aiding customers, giving them advice about IT products, and teaching them how to fix a variety of computer-based electronics, including laptops, computers, tablets and mobile phones. In addition to this, you will help to refurbish and up-cycle IT equipment which has been donated to the Edinburgh Remakery, and promote its aims and ethos. Over the course of your volunteering, you will build up the knowledge and experience to become an IT Technician yourself.
IT Refurbishment Assistant
As an IT Refurbishment Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting the IT repair team with the refurbishment and repair of computer and IT donations. Over the course of your volunteering, you will learn how to clean and prepare IT equipment for resale, how to troubleshot common problems, as well as how to manage stock and inventory.
IT Sales Assistant
This role involves assisting with the sale of IT stock and equipment to customers on the shop floor, helping customers pick out the right computer and equipment for their needs, and answering any questions they might have about software and hardware requirements.