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Harpenden Mencap Charity Shop

Harpenden Mencap Charity shop is in Southdown and greatly assists our fundraising efforts.

Staffed by managers and volunteers, this popular shop in Southdown is an important source of income for Harpenden Mencap. In addition, support staff lead the training of our learning disabled people in the task of checking and sorting the goods that have been donated.

Interior of Harpenden Mencap Charity Shop


Location and Opening Hours

4, Grove Road, Southdown, Harpenden
Opening hours:
9 am - 4.30pm ~ Mondays to Saturdays

Display shelving at Harpenden Mencap Charity Shop

Volunteering Opportunities
Harpenden Mencap employs managers who are assisted by volunteers in the running of the shop, and these people are very skilled at making the most of all the donations that are given to us. We would like to thank all the volunteers who give of their time so generously and help the charity in fulfilling its aims and objectives.

Fundraising is vital to our existence. Our charity shop in Southdown is paramount to our fundraising efforts and we are looking to expand our team of volunteers working in the shop. Volunteers will assist our shop managers with all aspects of maintaining a thriving community charity shop. Duties will involve receiving and sorting donations, promoting Gift Aid, general housekeeping, displaying stock and serving our customers.
Volunteering for Harpenden Mencap is rewarding and worthwhile. Do you have a couple of hours each month or week? Want to get involved? Then contact us on (01582) 460055 Ext 8 and express your interest.

Inside Harpenden Mencap Charity Shop

Charity Shop Training
The charity shop is also a way for Harpenden Mencap to support the Occupational Opportunities programme.
Within the shop, support workers work alongside people with a learning disability, empowering those with a disability to learn the wide range of skills needed to become a volunteer within the shop, or in the case of those people who not yet ready to work with an employment agency (such as Employment Direct), to help equip them with the skills to think about working towards paid or voluntary work with other employers.
Trainees work within all aspects of the shop role.
If you would like more information about the training opportunities available at the Harpenden Mencap Charity Shop shop, please contact:
Louise Thrift
Contact address: c/o 19 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2EN
Telephone: (01582) 460055 extension 8
Alternatively, please drop into the shop on a Wednesday or a Thursday.

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Registered Charity No. 1035252
A Company Limited by Guarantee, No.2903642 Registered in England and Wales.
Address: "Stairways", 19 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2EN
Telephone: (01582) 460055 Extn.8
Email: office@harpendenmencap.co.uk
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