Amnesty Bookshop, 92 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AE
Amnesty International : We are ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
Amnesty Bookshop : We raise funds and awareness of amnesty international through the effective retail of donated books.
1. Shop work: Include serving customers, cash handling, till use, customer service, basic housekeeping tasks, re-stocking, merchandising, answer telephone, take messages etc.
2. Stock room roles: Include rough sorting of books (once trained), pricing, categorizing, cataloguing.
3. Online sales: We are due to start selling books via Abe an online marketplace, there will be roles taking photographs, descriptions, research, cataloguing, packaging for postage.
4. One off event help: We are hoping to get stalls at a number of one off events such as book fairs and cultural events such as the Mela. This will largely be profile raising or selling pre priced books.
Volunteers will learn customer service skills, online marketing, antiquarian book knowledge, general people skills and working with other volunteers to understand the dynamics of teamwork.
We offer a basic fire training done on a computer and will be looking to put volunteers on a first aid course.