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Educating new volunteers in our very many diverse projects. These range from vintage telephone repair, eBay sales, shop floor, Victorian eye-glass construction, and many more.

Working together as a team to raise funds that we invest in our local community.  Bringing the community together.

We are looking for volunteers who can offer a minimum of 1 day per week.  Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm.

A Social Enterprise ….. with a difference. Be Part of Us! We are a Community Interest Company* or Social Enterprise (a ‘not-for-profit’) based in Southport with a dedicated team of pro bono staff. contributing together to create an organisation with a difference: principally for the benefit of its immediate community. Through our collaboration with other similar organisations and charities.  We. hope to share our values locally and where we can to provide assistance to communities elsewhere in the world.

From the MakeItWorkShop we sell all manner of things such as vintage and novelty telephones, electrical and other household goods,  that we do not require directly for our other charitable work. All of this helps bring in the funds we need to pay our way, develop and help us grow, and especially to keep our Workshop open. We are independent, have no debt and have not looked outside for funding.

Our local community-based activities comprise various recycling and repair projects to provide a place were we hope we can promote skills transfer across several generations, allowing those of us with experience the chance to pass on our skills to others.

We are run entirely by volunteers and we reward our volunteers by investing in small individual projects run by our members, giving them in turn the opportunity to create and manage innovative projects. Our aim is to be as self-sustainable as possible by pulling together in support of each other, and of course for those that may follow us.

The materials we deal with are mainly recycled community donations and things that would otherwise be dumped into over-used landfill sites. On a national scale, we do not claim to be unique but we do believe ourselves to be the first of our kind in Southport.

Our premises are in the centre of town with retail, workshop and storage facilities. We have had wonderful support from local people and organisations and we are always looking for much more. Any help would be greatly appreciated along with ideas or suggestions as to how we can fulfil the potential of MakeItWorkShop for everyone involved.

We offer all manner of volunteering opportunities: in retail, DIY and developing online sales skills, mentoring/training, administration, finance and many others.

To find out more about MakeItWorkShop and its members please call us on  01704 535123  or email us directly on “MakeIt.Southport@gmail.com”.   Or call in to see us we are open Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm and pick up an application and find out more about us.


Sales/Retail Customer Service Volunteer Opportunities

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Sales/Retail Customer Service Volunteer Opportunities.


Gain valuable work experience for your CV by volunteering in  our Retro, Vintage, Collectable shop or Furniture Upcycling shop.

If you enjoy meeting and talking to people and can provide great customer service this could be the role for you.

You will be:

1 Talking to customers and making them feel welcome

2 Advising and helping people as they shop

3  Working at our cash desk putting sales through the till

4  Keeping our sales floor looking great.

Demonstrates experience / skills in:

1  Working in a retail environment

2  Dealing with members of the public.


Volunteering enables people to play an active role in their society and contribute to positive social change.

Volunteering helps to break down social barriers and offer people an opportunity to socialise with people from different social and cultural backgrounds.

We really look forward to meeting you.

Please email for further details on MakeIt.Southport@gmail.com and quote SALES VOLUNTEER.

Or phone: 01704 53 51 23

Call into our Main Shop at:-

MakeItWorkShop CIC

Cambridge Walks

Cambridge Arcade



Opening times Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm.

We look forward to meeting you.

WANTED :- Online Sales Support Volunteer

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You’ll be based within MakeItWorkshop’s Online Project in Southport, assisting with the day-to-day running of the online sales operation. MakeItWorkshop CIC  is a Community Enterprise that is based in the heart of Southport. A not-for-profit Social Enterprise run entirely by volunteers.

Our company now runs a number of shops in the town centre within Cambridge Walks. The funds we raise are used firstly to keep the company and its projects going and for events within the community.

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in lots of different tasks including refurbishing, photographing, listing and packaging, all of which help to create much needed fundraising for MIW.

 Do you enjoy being creative? Are you organised and good at writing? Do you have an eye for detail? Are you confident on the computer? Then this could be the ideal role for you. We’re looking for volunteers wanting to gain experience and learn new skills, ideally with experience of buying or selling items online.

You’ll be helpful, reliable and trustworthy, able to work well on your own and as part of a team to help this Community based enterprise increase its online sales income.

Volunteer hours would be agreed at interview.  The shops are open Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm.

There are a number of benefits to volunteering with us, these include:-

  • Making an invaluable contribution to your local community
  • Working in a friendly team and meeting a diverse range of people
  • Developing your confidence and interpersonal skills
  • Gaining valuable retail, administration, and marketing experience and adding new skills to your CV.

If you feel this this opportunity is for you then please contact us.

Or phone: 01704 53 51 23

Quoting reference – ONLINE VOLUNTEER

Call into our Main Shop at:-

8 Cambridge Walks

Cambridge Arcade



We look forward to meeting you 🙂

Volunteer Vacancies At MakeItWorkShop 

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Volunteer Vacancies At  MakeItWorkShop

We are a Community Interest Company based in the heart of Southport. Run by volunteers to share their expertise with others. We offer our experiences in our departments to help others to perhaps return to work or gain their first work skills. A team working together, supporting each other.  
We are looking for people to join using the following Departments:-
Sales Floor Team

Ebay Sales Team 

Electric Sales and Repair Team

I.T/Computer and Laptop Sales and Repair Team
Hours available minimum of one day a week.   Our opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 5pm.

Pop in and see us at:- 

Cambridge Walks, 

Cambridge Arcade,

Eastbank Street,



TELEPHONE 01704 535123

Email .Makeit.Southport@gmail.com

We have recently  begun to work with Job Centre Work Experince placements and School Work Experience placements.    Pop in for a chat and pick up a Volunteer application and send it in along with your Curriculum Vitae.