Retail Volunteer

  • VO86724


At Save the Children, we believe in changing children’s future, we operate in the UK and around the world to ensure children are safe and healthy. We support them to learn, grow and become who they want to be. Our shops help raise vital funds, and our volunteers are the leading force in making this possible.
Our Save the Children Shop in Perth has been a much loved part of the local community for years and continues to be hugely popular with customers and supporters, thanks to the kindness and generosity of the wonderful volunteer team.
If you would like to volunteer with us all you will need is some enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference. The role is diverse, taking place on the shop floor and behind the scenes. Volunteer tasks include anything from sorting donations, steaming clothes, pricing products, managing the till, and helping with the window displays.
You can choose how much time you dedicate, and we’ll give you training and support along the way. No special skills are needed, and we welcome people from all nationalities and backgrounds.
Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help us change the future for children all over the world!

Organisation aims and objectives

'Save The Children' is high profile charity working for children's welfare throughout the world. Their successful shop in Perth was opened in 1983 and is staffed entirely by volunteers who work Mon-Sat on a rota basis. Volunteers give their time, their passion and their energy to achieve change. Every day, the enormous range of skills, experience and expertise they bring makes us stronger as an organisation, enabling us to reach more people, establish wider networks and champion the rights of children in more communities than ever before. Working together, we are developing and learning from one another to shape the future of Save the Children’s work. We encourage the enthusiasm and ambition of our volunteers so that together, we can create something truly exceptional: real, dramatic and lasting change for children. Our mission is to develop and nurture a supportive, collaborative environment, where every volunteer is empowered to share their expertise and inspired to develop their skills to improve children’s lives around the world.











Experience required: We’re looking for people who are friendly, enjoy being part of a diverse team and keen to get stuck into the day to day tasks of charity retail. No previous experience is necessary as all training and support will be provided on an ongoing basis.
Travel details: Save the Children Shop, 12 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN. It’s on all the main bus routes and is just round the corner from a number of coffee shops.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: Travel expenses paid.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: If you are interested in the role we’ll give you a ring to chat about it and then invite you in for a Welcome and Training Session – this gives you a chance to get a feel for what’s involved and meet some of the Volunteer Team.
Training details: We provide a thorough initial training but do also provide ongoing training and support as and when needed – for instance additional training on the till/visual merchandising etc.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 6 months ago

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