Shop Volunteer

  • VO75053
  • Suitable for groups


Our Save the Children Shops help raise lots of money for children living in the UK and in 120 countries worldwide. It’s always lovely chatting to our customers about the fabulous items we sell and telling them about the fantastic work that Save the Children does. You’ll get the chance to meet new people and make friends plus you’ll be part of an amazing team of volunteers.Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help improve the lives of children all over the world - via sustainable shopping!

There’s so much for you to get stuck in to when you’re volunteering in our shops. We get lots of donations and it's always exciting when one of our volunteers spots a real gem. You'll be taking in, sorting, steaming and pricing donations, rolling up your sleeves in the backroom as well as being on the shop floor.

Serving customers with a smile is so important. You’ll be using the till (don't worry, we'll show you how) and handling money. And when people come in to donate items you'll also be completing the Gift Aid forms that let their donations help us even more.

It’s really important that our window and shop displays look appealing so people keep visiting our shops. So you'll be wielding a duster and vacuum as well as your imagination to make the shop look its best.

It would be ideal if you could volunteer one shift a week, which is about four hours but we're also happy to have more flexible times. No special skills are needed as we’ll show you what to do and we provide all the training you’ll need. But if you have any experience or particular interest tell us, it may come in useful. It’s really easy to get your volunteering started.

If you're over 18 years old, just click on ‘Apply’ and get filling in your details!

Organisation aims and objectives

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.










Frequency and commitment details

Ideally 3-4 hours per week but we can be flexible.


Experience required: No skills or previous experience is required as all training will be provided.
Travel details: All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A taster session involves coming along to the shop, meeting some of the team and trying out different aspects of the role. It allows you to get a feel for whether you would be interested in joining the team on a regular basis. We also provide thorough Covid Safety training.
Training details: Training is provided via an induction, ongoing coaching and team sessions throughout the year.

Last updated 5 months ago

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