CLOSING DATE: Ongoing LOCATION: Emmaus Hull & East Riding TYPE: Voluntary

Do you have skills in furniture repair, restoration or upcycling that you’re looking to put to good use? Give your support to Emmaus Hull & East Riding and get involved as an Upcycling, Repair and Restore Support volunteer. Contribute alongside companions in our workshop to upcycle, repair and restore donated items of furniture for sale in our retail outlets. This role is a rewarding opportunity for an individual with a creative flair for revitalising and adding value to household furniture.

Main responsibilities

  • Sort through donated items and select for upcycling, repair or restoration
  • Create new products from upcycled materials
  • Repair and restore donated furniture items
  • Support Companions with warehouse operations.

Skills and experience needed

  • The ability to lift heavy items
  • Creativity
  • Knowledge and experience of upcycling and restoring household goods
  • General upcycling skills e.g. painting, woodwork, sanding, DIY
  • To contribute within a team.

Volunteer expectation

At Emmaus Hull & East Riding we recognise and value the time, dedication, skills and knowledge that our volunteers contribute. During your time volunteering with us we expect you to;

  • Treat others with dignity and respect
  • Uphold the reputation and values of Emmaus Hull & East Riding
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with all staff, volunteers and companions at all times
  • Contribute towards our teamwork ethic.

Time commitment

Upcycling, repair and restoration work usually takes place between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday. There is no set time commitment and we are happy to be flexible to suit the individual.


Emmaus Furniture Superstore, Lockwood Street, Hull, HU2 0HJ

Support and benefits

  • You will receive a full induction and relevant training
  • Direct support from the Volunteer Coordinator throughout your volunteer role
  • The opportunity to get involved with other volunteer roles and fundraising events
  • We will look to provide further training to maximise your skills and experience in this area
  • Reimburse travel expenses.

How to apply

To find out more or apply for this role please complete the Volunteer Application Form or call Rosie on 01482 223722 ext. 7 or email [email protected] for any further information.


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