How it works

Our tailor-made training program is overseen by experienced staff and gives our trainees access to a wide range of experiences including:

Working in our beautiful community shop, gaining vital experience and skills: 

  • Serving customers (including use of till) and costumer care
  • Dressing windows, handling stock, pricing                 
  • Actively taking part in decisions about shop layout and stock
  • Travel training

Working at Premier Inn, developing skills and learning all about: 

  • Housekeeping and hospitality 
  • Working as a team
  • Health & Safety 

Working at Paradise Wildlife Park, Krazy Sand Shop gaining further experience in a busy retail environment: 

  • Retail and customer service
  • money skills
  • Travel skills

Taking part in our garden project learning to grow plants and vegetables and selling them in the community shop

What our trainees get out of it

Our trainees can gain a great deal from the program, including:

  • Increased skills & confidence
  • Greater job prospects
  • Going on to gain paid employment
  • Building lasting friendships and social connections
  • Access to Guideposts local leisure and evening activities
  • A certificate to show what they have achieved

Would you like to volunteer?

We couldn’t run our project without the help of our fantastic volunteers. 

Our beautiful Community Shop/Deli is open four days a week (Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat 10am-4pm) and sells lovely foods and drinks plus unique art works and plants offering something new in Ware and will be a funky place for our trainees, young persons and adults with learning disabilities to go and engage with the wider community.

We need volunteers to help the shop manager in the day to day running of the shop, serving customers, operating the till and working alongside our trainees.

We are also appealing to volunteer gardeners to help us develop our garden into a beautiful sensory area for everyone at our hub to enjoy. The garden will give a unique chance to the people who attend the Hub to develop the skills and share the joy of growing plants and vegetables. Some of the plants and vegetables will be sold in our Community Shop now attached to the Hub at Cross Street.

To volunteer you need to be 18+ (some volunteer opportunities also available for 16+). No prior training or experience required as training and support provided.

How to find out more

Call us on 01920 484 946 or email us: [email protected]

Come and visit us at our Community Shop 3-5 Cross street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 7AH