Get Involved

 Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, but they have the heart”

Did you know that our shop is run by volunteers? Without our reliable band of volunteers we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Not only do these amazing people run our shop, but they help out at our office, too – whether it’s unpacking deliveries, packing up sale or return stalls to go out to schools and churches, attending events, providing talks and workshops at local schools, or spending a day delivering our staff room snack boxes.

Our volunteers:

  • Support fair trade
  • Are happy to help our customers learn more about fair trade
  • Want to make a difference to the lives of our producers
  • Keep up to date with information about products
  • Enjoy meeting and helping our customers
  • Can be involved:
    • in the shop; sales or displays
    • in the office; packing orders, admin or IT
    • giving talks on fair trade
    • helping with delivering/collecting goods

If you feel you could help in any way, please phone or email us for an application form. You can hand it in or post it to the shop, or you can email it to us:

  • Shop: 7 Gauze Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire. PA1 1EX.
  • Phone: 0141 887 1881
  • Email: at

We do not always have vacancies but we are always pleased to know of your interest in volunteering and will keep you on our database.

Become a ‘Friend’ of Rainbow Turtle

Rainbow Turtle is a registered Scottish Charity and you can support the work that we do by becoming a Friend of Rainbow Turtle from as little as £12 a year!

A Friend of Rainbow Turtle regularly donates to the Rainbow Turtle charity, supporting our producer partners.

Becoming a Friend of Rainbow Turtle will:
  • keep you connected with the local and global work of the charity
  • inform you through newsletters how the families in the Nicaraguan project and Pedro in Mozambique are getting on
  • help us to continue supporting our producer partners financially and allow them to plan their futures with confidence
  • enable you to contribute to the work of the charity at our AGM
  • give you up to date information about new Fair Trade products
  • provide an opportunity to view and sample such goods at special retail events
  • allow you to take advantage of a special ‘Friends’ discount of 5% on all purchases from Rainbow Turtle shop in Paisley

If you would like to know more about becoming a Friend of Rainbow Turtle please contact us.

Job Opportunities

Keep an eye on our social media pages and job opportunities page for any jobs that become available.

Request a Speaker

If your faith group, school or organisation would like to gain a deeper understanding of Fair Trade and the part it plays in the world today, go to our education page.