Community Shop Dumfries
01387 320120


Community Shop Dumfries & Galloway is a local organisation raising money for the benefit of our local community and those residing within Dumfries through local clubs and organisations.

The shop raises money to support local clubs and organisations within our local community

There are four key things that allow us to raise funds:

  • People who donate their unwanted items
  • The team of volunteers who kindly give up their time
  • Our customers who give up their money
  • The trustees who give their time and expertise to ensure the shop runs smoothly

The shop is supported by a selection of local businesses in Dumfries and Galloway.


What & How Can I Donate to the Shop?

You can donate items during shop opening hours:

  • Monday 9.30am till 4pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am till 4pm
  • Wednesday Closed all day
  • Thursday 9.30am till 4pm
  • Friday 9.30am till 4pm
  • Saturday 9.30am  till 1pm

We are closed on Bank holidays

We accept good quality donations of all types, shapes and sizes including:

  • Adult and children’s clothes, including jewellery and belts
  • Shoes and hats
  • Records, DVD’s, videos, CD’s and tapes
  • Books, pictures, games, jigsaws and toys
  • Crockery, kitchenware and ornaments
  • Wool, fabrics, material, buttons and dressing up clothes
  • Garden tools and bric a brac
  • Small electrical items in good, working condition

We can accept small items of furniture but we are restricted to space in the shop  – so before bringing in an item, please check that we have room for it.

We do not like to refuse donations but there are some items that we are advised or not allowed to sell.

We are advised by Trading Standards not to sell:

  • Any kind of safety helmets (cycle, motorcycle, horse riding)
  • Any kind of inflatable toys or inflatable swimming aids


Who Can Volunteer?

Any person aged 16 or older can volunteer to work at Community Shop Dumfries & Galloway. All volunteers are thought greatly of and held in high regard, due to the time and dedication they offer to Community Shop Dumfries & Galloway.

If you feel that you would like to be a part of our team, do not hesitate to fill in and submit our Volunteer Application Form.

How Do I Apply?

To apply, simply fill in a copy of our Volunteer Application Form using the guidance notes overleaf and return the completed form to:

Strictly Private and Confidential
Volunteer Applications
Community Shop Dumfries & Galloway
98-100 Friars Vennel,

All the information contained within your application form will be treated as strictly private and confidential.

Volunteer Application Form

> Download the form here (MS Word)

Contact Us

We are situated near the top of Friars Vennel, in central Dumfries a short walk down the hill from Burns Statue bus circle.  All are welcome, please drop in any time.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday – 9:30am to 4:30pm


98-100 Friars Vennell


01387 320120