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.
no upper age limit has been specified
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?
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.
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