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Volunteering Opportunity: VO71219

  • Charity Shop Volunteer
    with Sense Scotland - St Andrews Charity Shop.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Volunteers help ensure the shop is tidy and attractive; make eye-catching window displays, sorting and replacing stock to keep the shop looking fresh and stylish
     •  Incoming donations are organised and labelled, and clothes steamed and tagged
     •  Our polite, approachable volunteers assist customers, welcoming them through the door, ringing purchases through the cash register and encouraging signing up to the Gift Aid scheme
     •  A bonus of volunteering in this role is having access to great quality items at reasonable prices, as soon as they hit the floor! In the shop volunteer role, understanding of stock management will be developed as well as marketing and customer service
     •  These skills are valuable for personal development as well as relevant to careers in retail, advertising and business
     •  Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet lots of people, play an active role in the community and make friends
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:14
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Sense Scotland invests in their volunteers, through a hands-on induction and ongoing training opportunities, including access to online e-learning modules. Volunteers will be supported by the shop manager, making sure they are comfortable and confident about shop operating procedures.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:No experience is required as training will be provided. The shop volunteer role would suit individuals who are reliable, well organised and enjoy working with the public and as part of a team.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place at Sense Scotland, St Andrews shop, 3 Greyfriars Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9HG. The charity shop is approx. 3 minutes walk from St Andrews bus station.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.