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  • CHAS Retail Volunteer - East Port,Dunfermline
    with Childrens Hospices Across Scotland (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO71222 - Created/last updated: 26/01/2022


    About this opportunity:Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) have an exceptional charity shop in East Port, Dunfermline where a diverse range of interesting opportunities are offered including:- customer service, sorting donations, pricing and merchandising.
    East Port is one of their smaller shops, so the focus is very much on customer service. Come and join the welcoming retail team where you will meet lots of people as well as the friendly and regular customers.
    CHAS offers a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. They are committed to making sure that no matter how short their time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun. Volunteering in our shops helps raise the funds necessary to support over 250 families across Scotland every year. Their volunteers help CHAS reach more families than they could possibly achieve without your enthusiasm and energetic support.
    Volunteering with CHAS is a great way to meet new people, to learn new skills and to make a huge difference to the lives of the families who use these services.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:14
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers receive a full induction as well as undergoing training modules specific to the shop. All volunteers will be supported by the retail team and the Voluntary Services Coordinator to ensure they have the opportunity to enhance existing skills and to develop new ones to help them in their volunteer role.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - CHAS reimburses reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred in the course of volunteering, including public transport on submission of receipts/tickets and car (current mileage rate = 45p), every month.

    Experience required:Volunteers should be friendly and outgoing, enjoy meeting people and like being part of a team. Customer service experience would be beneficial but not essential as full training and on-going support is available for all volunteers.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place at:- CHAS East Port, 32-32 East Port, Dunfermline, KY12 7JB. The shop is ideally located in Dunfermline town centre with easy access to public transport.The shop is open Mon-Sat from 9am-5pm.

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

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Childrens Hospices Across Scotland has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - CHAS Retail Volunteer - Duloch, Dunfermline
  - Charity Shop Lead Volunteer (East Port Branch)
  - Charity Shop Lead Volunteer (Duloch Branch)

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