SOFA - Suppliers of Furniture and Appliances


We offer work experience in a friendly environment where you can develop your skills in office administration, customer service, warehousing, van delivery, upcycling or housekeeping. There may also be opportunities to undertake accredited training including NVQs and ILMs and Microsoft office accredited certificates which some include VBA.

What are we looking for?

A positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to learn new skills and to work in a cooperative manner is essential. Previous experience and qualifications are not required but are useful. All volunteers must be able to manage their own responsibilities and work under their own initiative. Volunteers cannot be guaranteed to be supervised at all times. They must also be able to work as part of a team and possess good communication skills to deal with members of the general public. Above all else volunteers must be reliable and committed to the project.

For Volunteering opportunities please call 01509 262557, email or download our application form or alternatively fill in our online form further below for any other inquireis.

Volunteer Application Form

  • Volunteer Application Form (MS Word, 90 Kb)

    click to download the above file, fill out the application, save and send to our resource department

A dedicated Manager depending on the role of your choice will contact you for a short informal interview and discuss further steps (provided there are positions available at the time for the specific role).

Volunteering Enquiries

Please type your daytime contact telephone number into this box.

Please let us know any other details i.e. when you are available or any other questions you may have.

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Volunteer Roles

The following pages give an overview of the volunteer roles we offer and the tasks those volunteers may carry out. Click on the links below for more information.

SOFA is part of the LeicesterShire & Rutland Re-Use Network.

SOFA is a member of the Furniture Re-Use Network - a national organisation which supports, assisits, and develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK. For more information on their work and on furniture re-use in general please visit