Edge Hill Volunteer Fair

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We had a fabulous time at The Hub, Edge Hill University Volunteer Fair at Ormskirk today.

From meeting a lot of lovely people, students and other stall holders to expanding our network.

Everyone was really friendly and we gave out over 150 flyers and spoke to a number of people who were interested in our table and what MakeItWorkShop stood for and what we do.


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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.