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***Please note, this is an application form for SHOP VOLUNTEERS ONLY. If you are interested in volunteering in our after-school sessions please go to www.hackneypirates.org/volunteer***


The Hackney Pirates are looking for enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to help run the Ship of Adventures on Kingsland High Street, Dalston that opened in March 2014.

The Hackney Pirates is an enterprising charity working to develop the literacy and real-world skills of local young people. We run daily learning sessions with young people between the age of 9 and 12. We take an innovative approach to improving the learning of pupils who need extra help.

The Ship of Adventures is a high street book shop, gift shop and café that funds the work of the Hackney Pirates. It is a place where the local community come to have their own adventures and to learn about the work of the Hackney Pirates. We sell adventurous products and artwork sourced locally as well as creative products produced by the young pirates themselves.

**What the role involves**

We appreciate any time that you can donate to the Hackney Pirates. In order to concentrate our resources we would ideally like a commitment of a minimum of 3 hours a week, for at least 3 months. Shifts take place between 8.30am and 7pm Monday to Friday, between 11am and 6pm on Saturdays and 12pm-6pm on Sundays. Some typical tasks include:

*Providing an excellent level of customer service, helping customers find the gift they need
*Processing sales transactions by cash and credit card
*Ensuring that the shop is presentable and well merchandised
*Working with café staff to process quick transactions and offer excellent customer service
*Talking to supporters about the work of the Hackney Pirates, providing information about volunteering and donating
*Being aware of the general security of the shop

Current available shifts

Mondays - 8.30am-11.30am; 4pm-7pm
Tuesdays - 8.30am-11.30am; 1.30pm-4.30pm; 4pm-7pm
Wednesdays - 8.30am-11.30am
Thursdays - 8.30am-11.30am
Fridays - 8.30am-11.30am; 11am-2pm; 1.30pm-4.30pm

If you can only volunteer at certain times do still feel free to apply, we just may not be able to offer you a volunteering shift at the moment.