E-commerce Volunteer

Who are we? 

Emmaus Northeast are a registered charity striving to combat homelessness within our region. Our organisation offers individuals a transformative opportunity by providing them with a home, meaningful work, and a supportive community of like-minded individuals. We embrace people from all walks of life and foster solidarity and support for all those in need.

Main Activities

  • Depending on your interests, area of study and training you may be involved with the following:
  • To promote local understanding of the work of Emmaus Northeast.
  • Gain experience of selling donated goods on Emmaus Northeast’s online shopping platforms.
  • Carry out research on donated items to value them to maximise potential income.
  • Prepare donations and take quality photographs to attract online customers.
  • Use Emmaus Northeast’s guidelines to sort and price goods.
  • Promote our gift aid scheme.
  • Write accurate descriptions of online goods.
  • Pack and post items carefully and accurately.


We encourage our volunteers to develop an understanding of charity work and can offer training courses in E-commerce, alongside activities covering safeguarding, health and safety, disability awareness and equality, diversity and inclusion.

What this role can offer the volunteer

  • Opportunity to develop and utilise your skills and experience.
  • Build community spirit and pride in your area through solidarity.
  • Gain valuable experience for those seeking a career in E commerce.
  • Flexibility of hours Around your education , travel and lunch reimbursed within line with Emmaus Northeast’s policies.
  • Receive a full induction and ongoing support throughout your volunteering journey.
  • Make lots of new friends and become part of our friendly and diverse team.
  • Work together to end homelessness.

This role is purely voluntary. If you are interested, please call 07496 316381 or email carol.hallett@emmaus-northeast.org.uk


  • IT literate
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Clear and accurate written communication
  • Reliable and organised


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 09/10/2023

End Date: 09/10/2024

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This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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