The Beehive Shop

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     The Beehive is the only 100% Fairtrade Shop in Leeds.

The address is 67 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW

Opening hours are   Wednesdays 10am – 4pm

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 1pm

It is well  worth a visit to see all the lovely Fairtrade food, household goods and gifts, especially now when Fairtrade Fortnight is nearly here. Beehive can provide customised packs for stalls on a sale or return basis – see their website for details   www.thebeehiveshop.org.uk

We need more volunteers!

At the moment, we are running on a skeleton staff.  Holidays, illness, moving away, change of working hours deplete the number of volunteers we have to call on to fill the rota. Read more

Working at the Beehive is for a 3 hour shift at a time on the following days:-

Wed 10 am to 1 pm                            Thursday  10am to 1pm

Wed   1  pm to 4 pm                            Friday      10am to  1pm

Saturday  10 am to 1pm

Volunteers usually work alone, but it is fine to bring a friend. Although it is good if you can work every week, it is also helpful if you can work less frequently, and even occasionally especially on a Saturday.  We are flexible .

Our recruitment process is as follows:-

Come and spend an hour or two working in the shop with an experienced volunteer to get some idea of the jobs involved. If you want to proceed, we will ask you to fill in an application form, and will require references. We find it then takes about 4 sessions working alongside an experienced volunteer to learn the till, making up Sale or Returns, receiving and pricing stock, filling shelves, making displays (optional), opening and closing the shop.  It is ideal if these can be done consecutively ie once a week for 4 weeks.  You can train until you feel confident.   Help is usually a phone call away, if needed.

If you can help, please leave your name, address, phone number and email address in the shop or contact Katherine Wyatt :- Katherine.wyatt@sky.com   or email :- thebeehiveleeds@yahoo.co.uk