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Revive Leeds CIC

Charity Retail Volunteer in New Pass It on store in Batley

  • Retail

  • Batley and Spen
Days available to volunteer
  • Monday Daytime
  • Tuesday Daytime
  • Wednesday Daytime
  • Thursday Daytime
  • Friday Daytime
  • Saturday Daytime
About the Organisation

Revive Leeds Community Interest Company (CIC) was set up in November 2010 as a
partnership by 3 local organisations, Emmaus Leeds, a charity helping the homeless, St Vincent
De Paul (SVP), a charity helping alleviate poverty and South Leeds Alternative Trading
Enterprise, (SLATE) a charity support people with learning disabilities. Since then, the
structure has changed slightly, though we continue to support SVP and SLATE. Any year-end
financial surplus is divided between our member charities to assist them in continuing to
provide quality services to their own specific client groups.

In a joint venture, with Leeds City Council, Revive Leeds set up a new re-use shop on the East
Leeds Household waste site designed to catch and divert waste headed for the landfill. We
finally realised our vision and opened our doors to the general public in August 2011.

To become the number 1 household waste site shop in England, providing work and
volunteering opportunities for people from socially excluded backgrounds.
• To reduce the amount of waste going to landfill
• To educate the community about reuse and recycling
• To provide employment and volunteering opportunities for people from socially
excluded backgrounds
• To work with the Leeds Furniture Reuse Group therefore helping to alleviate poverty
and hardship
• To become financially sustainable

The values of Revive Leeds are: -

Respect for ourselves and others
Pride In everything that we do
Solidarity helping those in need
Empowerment having a “can do” attitude
Professionalism a first-class customer service

The Shops

Our Flagship store is based in Seacroft  at East Leeds Household Waste Sorting Site and opened in 2011.
Our second shop, at the Kirkstall Road Waste Recycling Site opened in 2017. We operate 362
days a year, we only close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Our working
hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm, with Seacroft having seasonal hours – April to October 9.00am to 5.30pm,  November to March 9.00am to

The Kirkstall shop opened in 2016 and is open from 10am-5.30pm,

Revive Kirklees, the first Reuse Shop in Kirklees, opened  in November 2022 it is open from 10am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday

There is a donation point for members of the public to donate unwanted items that
are fit for reuse, a warehouse to store unsorted donations and a large shop where the items
are put out for sale. All items sold at Revive Leeds have been donated and these include
furniture, clothes, bric a brac, electricals, household goods and books.

Our team consists of paid employees and volunteers, supported by board of trustees that
supports them and works closely with the Operational Manager and Site Supervisors. The team currently consists of
around 53 paid full and part-time staff and 35 volunteers across the four sites.
We have good working relationships with various colleges and universities and regularly
provide work placements for their students, some of whom have learning difficulties. As a
result of this partnership working, Revive Leeds won the Furniture Re-Use Network award for
Innovation in 2017 for work done with Business Studies students from Huddersfield
University. We also runners up in the Leeds City Council award for Partner of the Year. In 2021
we were awarded the SEYH Environmental Award.

Or latest venture is The Pass-It-On with Revive Store in Batley open 9am-4.30pm

We are very much looking forward to offering volunteering opportunities to people in the local Batley area.


Role Description

Working as part of a team running the new Pass-It-On With Revive Store in Batley

 Duties will include:

 Sorting and preparing donated items such as clothing and textiles, books and DVD’s, records, bric-a-brac, toys and games, small electricals, etc… for merchandising in the store.

 Using displaying and merchandising skills to create a visually stimulating shopping experience for customers.

Using excellent Customer Service skills to assist and enhance our customers with their shopping and donation experiences.

 Keep all areas safe, clean and tidy.

Training opportunities available:
Health and Safety
Customer Service
First Aid.

We can reimburse your travel expenses in line with our expenses policy. The shop address is 64 Commercial Street, Batley WF17 5DS.

Company/Organisation Name

Revive Leeds CIC

14 years and above

Special Requirements
  • Application form required
  • References required


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