Retail Assistant

  • VO71835


As a volunteer retail assistant you’ll work behind the scenes in the stock room or engage directly with customers in Shaw Trust’s charity shop in Galashiels. Shaw Trust is a national charity that transforms lives by helping disadvantaged people to gain confidence, find a job, gain skills and take control of their futures. You will use your communication and organisational skills to help Shaw Trust deliver a successful community business that raises much needed funds for the charity.

As a Shaw Trust volunteer we’ll make sure you’re given all the support you need to shine in your role. You will report to the Shop Manager. There are a number of benefits to volunteering with us, these include:

Making an invaluable contribution to a national UK charity.
Working in a friendly team and meeting a diverse range of people.
Developing your confidence and interpersonal skills.
Gaining valuable retail experience and adding new skills to your CV.
Achieving a national recognised qualification.

You’ll find hidden gems in our donated stock, steam and price garments, replenish stock or serve customers.

Organisation aims and objectives

Shaw Trust helps people facing disadvantage to find work, gain skills and take control of their futures. Our vision is for a society in which everyone has the opportunity for employment, inclusion and independence.











Experience required: Do love getting things organised? Are you good with people? Do you have an eye for detail? Then this could be the ideal role for you. We’re looking for volunteers wanting to gain experience and learn new skills. You’ll be helpful, reliable and trustworthy, able to work well independently and as part of a team to create a friendly atmosphere in store. A commitment to helping vulnerable people and supporting our cause is essential.
Travel details: Channel Street, Galashiels
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses to travel to and from the shop.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteers will receive a full induction and ongoing training and support from the shop staff.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago