Our (Amazing!) Volunteers
Our volunteers are the reason we exist. They come from every walk of life and each one of them has unique talents. Some are young people gaining experience for work, and others are working to overcome barriers to employment, such as a learning difficulty or mental health issue. Every volunteer has incredible potential and we love to see them surprise themselves with how much they can achieve! By working in the shop, serving customers, and processing online orders they are gaining valuable work experience and skills towards achieving their goal of moving to paid employment.
Click here to read a story from one of our volunteer team.
Please contact us if you have employment opportunities in Gloucestershire and would like to partner with us in supporting someone into paid work
Jake is our Acting Manager. Having worked with those with physical and learning disabilities for many years, he is passionate about seeing people overcome barriers to their potential. Jake moved to Gloucester from Nottingham to take the role of Deputy Manager in September 2017, and since then has been working tirelessly to improve our training programme and empower every volunteer to reach their potential. In June 2018 he was promoted to Acting Manager, working towards taking over the manager post fully, ready to take the shop and its volunteers to the next level!
Favourite Gift: Wooden owls!
Nathanael has an oversight/advisory role in Treasure Seekers Gift Shop and is also responsible for most of the buying and sourcing of products. He was the Manager of the Shop from 2016-2018 and drove the move to selling Fair Trade gifts, rebranded the store as Treasure Seekers Gift Shop in March 2017. In April 2018, Nathanael led the store to become a member of BAFTS, the UK Fairtrade Network. He then launched our online store in June 2018. Nathanael is passionate for our store's reputation and service to match the amazing talent of each of it's volunteers!
When he is not at the shop, Nathanael works for the rest of Kingfisher Treasure Seekers, in marketing and fundraising.
Favourite Gift: Wooden wine holder
Check out Nathanael's blog on the Treasure Seekers Website!