This role involves sorting through donated items, preparing them for the shop floor, and keeping our shop looking great. Creative ideas for displays are always welcome! You will also have opportunities to build your skills in retail work and customer service on the till.

Whether it's sorting through accessories, replenishing the book display, topping up the bric-a-brac or putting your fashion knowledge to use in the stockroom and window displays, there's bound to be a task you'll enjoy!

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aims are to raise funds to support cat neutering education and rehoming.










One hour per week – but we are extremely flexible about scheduling, so volunteers can adapt to changes in their plans.


Experience required: No prior experience is necessary, just an enthusiastic can-do attitude and a willingness to learn. We offer an excellent training package: you will receive on-the-job training along with free access to our online modules. We are experienced in helping English learners gain confidence in their speaking skills.
Travel details: 34 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PS. Don't worry if you live further afield – we are happy to cover our volunteers' travel expenses, and with a bus stop just outside it's easy to travel to and from our store.
Minimum age: 14


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: If anyone is traveling by bus from outside Edinburgh city centre, we will reimburse them the cost of their ticket(s) as long as they keep them and give them to us as evidence.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction takes place within the shop, which is at 34 South Clerk Street. Our online training modules are specific to Cats Protection and a certificate can be printed upon completing a module.

Last updated 2 months ago

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