Retail Cashier Sales Assistant Volunteers

  • VO89545


Could you be the face of your local British Heart Foundation shop? If you want to gain cashier and sales experience in a friendly environment, this is a great way to get a taste of a career in retail while helping raise live-saving funds. With support around you, you will be processing sales through the till as a cashier, talking to customers and thanking every donor - helping us beat heartbreak forever.

*Say hello to the team:
Funding for researchers begins at your local charity shop. Now, more than ever, we are in urgent need of volunteers to enable us to continue our life saving research and help the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases. This wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic volunteers.
Our team is welcoming and friendly, and we love meeting people from all walks of life.

*Typical tasks include:
• Engaging with customers and serving them in a helpful and friendly way
• Communicating with fellow volunteers about what has sold and needs re-stocking
• Honing your retail and cashier skills behind the till and taking payments
• Helping with administration and reception duties around the till area
• Promoting Gift Aid and sales campaigns, and chatting to customers
• Acting as an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation

*You get a lot from volunteering too:
• A chance to work in a friendly team, make new friends & meet a diverse group
• The feel-good factor of helping the British Heart Foundation to beat heartbreak forever
• Develop your confidence and interpersonal skills
• Gain valuable retail experience to add to your CV and learn new skills
• Flexibility to fit with your lifestyle around your other commitments
• Reasonable travel reimbursed in agreement with the Manager
• 25% discount on donated goods for volunteers
(Please note we are unable to accept volunteers aged under 16 and we cannot accept volunteers with unspent criminal convictions or who are subject to criminal registers/orders.)

*Here's a little bit more about us:
The BHF is here to beat heartbreak forever. We are working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. By 2030, we want to see advances across the spectrum of heart and circulatory diseases; to prevent these conditions from developing and we want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives.

*COVID precautions:
We are COVID-secure, following current Government guidance. We provide sneeze screens at till-points, hand sanitiser, disinfectant and face coverings. We maintain a strict cleaning schedule and social distancing in our shops/ stores.

*For further details please contact our Shop Manager, Eleanor at E Mail: or tel.: 01224 252769.

Organisation aims and objectives

We fight for every heartbeat. Coronary heart disease is the countrys single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Volunteering Changes Lives BHF Retail are now recruiting volunteers for flexible opportunities for our shops s raising funds for valuable research through our retail shops and stores. There are lots of benefits to volunteering, such as developing your existing skills, gaining new skills and supporting a cause you care about. Whatever your reason for joining, you can expect to have lots of fun and meet some great people. However you choose to volunteer your time helps us to save lives. Our volunteers help our fight for every heartbeat and make a big difference in their local communities. As one of our volunteers you will receive a full induction and further training in specific roles. Your support powers our research. Every pound raised and every minute of your time will help make a massive difference to people's lives. Join the fight for every heartbeat.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times and opportunities available to volunteer. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.


Experience required: Friendly and polite team player and a willingness to learn.
Travel details: Central: 31 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BP or 202 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS (is on all bus routes)
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed in agreement with the shop manager.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will be given comprehensive induction training and ongoing support in their roles.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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