WASTE NOT WANT NOT
Winner of South West Awards
Help us to help others
As a nonprofit making registered charity we have to raise some £25,000 a year towards our annual running costs (circa £120,000). This keeps our goods affordable to those with the least in life. It also helps us support our volunteers to gain confidence, build life skills and move into paid employment should they wish.
Your kind donation will help us keep this service in our community.
In a typical year WNWN:
- Supplies goods to 3,000 individuals – most would have partners and or children so in real terms some 6,000 people are provided with affordable items that make a house a home.
- Provides volunteering and work experience opportunities to 35 individuals – enables them to feel part of a team, build confidence, gain life skills and, should they so wish, be helped back to paid employment.
- Visits 1,000 homes to collect surplus goods from donors that prefer to help others rather than see usable items go to the waste stream.
This is an enjoyable thing to do and is most rewarding. With initial training and ongoing support from our staff and experienced volunteers, new team members soon feel relaxed and confident whilst making a valuable contribution to their local community. Here are a few examples of our typical roles:
In the Showroom – providing customers with a friendly and helpful service whilst helping to keep the showroom looking attractive and welcoming.
On the Van– helping to deliver goods to clients’ homes and collecting items from donors to replenish stock. You are the face of the charity enabling us to give a friendly and helpful service. It’s great to be ‘out and about’ and see parts of Wiltshire you never knew existed!
We welcome volunteers to join the WNWN Board of Management and act as Trustees of the Charity. The Board meet every other month weekdays around 5.00pm for a maximum of two hours to discuss current matters and plan for the future. Board members are encouraged to put forward their views and to help the team with any issues that interest them.
We just couldn’t do the work we do without people like you supporting us.
That’s why we would love to hear from you.