The latest version of the Charity Retail Association‘s Reopening Information Pack is now available here.

Many charities are suffering from a shortage of volunteers which is in some cases preventing them from opening as many shops as they would like. Alongside the valuable volunteer brokerage that many NAVCA members offer, the Charity Retail Association is promoting their portal at www.charityshopvolunteer.org.uk, which enables potential shop volunteers to be matched with appropriate local shops. In some areas this might be a useful addition to the work you are already doing, to bring volunteers in to help.