Soap Making Volunteer


The main objective of our soap making volunteers is to help facilitate the running of our Soap Making Workshops.

These classes can either be facilitated with Cranhill Development Trust or onsite at another project. 

We are looking for some enthusiastic people to help give their time to participate in our workshops. Experience isn’t necessary and any training you require will be given to you by our friendly staff. You will assist in making soap, bath bombs and any other tasks as required

This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in a training workshop but also to be involved and hands-on, in an exciting community project

Soap making volunteers will be based in the Cranhill Community Shop but required to travel to other venues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Welcome participants to workshop
  • To be friendly and approachable
  • Demonstrate procedures in soap and bath bomb making
  • Adhering to all health and safety procedures set by the Cranhill Development Trust
  • Ensuring the equipment is clean and tidy before and after each workshop
  • Be knowledgeable about The Trusts classes, activities and events
  • Signposting customers towards further support within Cranhill Development Trust where appropriate
  • Support and uphold the aims and mission of Cranhill Development Trust

This role would suit you if

  • You are friendly and approachable
  • Are reliable and enthusiastic
  • If you are interested in arts and crafts
  • Enjoy helping others
  • Have an interest in community development and engagement
  • Are looking for experience for your CV 
  • Are looking to develop your own interpersonal and organisational skills


  • You have some free time in which you would like to help a local community organisation
  • This role would suit you if you are looking to progress into this field of work

Hours and Commitment

Volunteers are expected to commit to a taster session to ensure they are placed in the most appropriate position for them.

Our Community Shop is open Monday to Friday 9-5pm and Saturday 

  • Shop Volunteers are expected to commit to volunteering a minimum of 4 hours at a time to ensure adequate cover between shifts in the community shop.
  • Cranhill Development Trust does not require a minimum commitment of time for volunteers, Our community shop is looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers.

Support and Training

  • Volunteers will be supported by our Community Shop Manager as well as the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Training opportunities are available as we work in conjunction with Glasgow Kelvin College – you will be informed of these when they become available
  • The Trust offers a variety of IT classes as well as Employability support that volunteers are welcome to sign up to