Volunteer for us

Our shop is managed by Karen Bouch and staffed entirely with volunteers who support the day-to-day running of the shop. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering: 07756 803 037 or email

We have a dedicated group of volunteers, some have been volunteering in the shop for over 10 years. But new volunteers are always welcome. We’re a friendly bunch and you can get involved for as little as two hours per week. From serving in the shop to keeping the shelves well-stocked, there’s a variety of tasks to keep you busy.

“Being a small part of a friendly group of volunteers and contributing to the viability of the shop is most rewarding.”


“I enjoy meeting people, listening to their gossip and feeling part of the community. It is a hub in the centre of the village in normal times.”


“The best thing is meeting local people and getting to know village folks that you normally wouldn’t meet.”



Village People

Jenny and Chris

We cycle from Scotby this way frequently. We enjoy stopping for a cup of the excellent shop coffee before we head for home.


I first came to the shop as a small child as it had the first TV in the village. As children we used to come and sit on a wooden bench in the shop to watch the children’s matinees on the TV – a real treat. I still come and shop for my 5 a day here.


I have been using this shop for over 70 years, it is absolutely essential to keep it open!

Our Supporters

Thank you to all our supporters who have helped our campaign raise over £200,000 in just 7 weeks. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Our share offer is now closed but we welcome donations to support the ongoing running of the shop.

Head to our DONATE page to find out more.