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Kilmarnock Donation Centre Assistant - Barnardo's Scotland

  • VO76352


Working behind the scenes is as important as being on stage! As a Stock Room Volunteer in a Donation Centre, your key role will be to make sure that quality stock is made ready to go on sale in the store. Our donation centres process hundreds of bags of donated stock every week in order to distribute it out to our stores across the country.

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo's work with children, young people and their families.

Tasks involved:

  • Carrying incoming stock from the front of the store to the sorting floor
  • Looking through our donations to select and sort the quality stock for the shop floor.
  • Sorting and organising stock in the stockroom so that the area is kept in order.
  • Working behind the scenes to help to hang, size and price stock.
  • Bagging up sorted donations to deliver to other stores or to store for seasonal deliveries.

Organisation aims and objectives

Barnardo's Scotland provides more than 122 community-based services throughout the country working with over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families. Services include: leaving care services which help young people to bridge the gap between being in care and living in the adult world, family activity services which work to support families in trouble, disability services supporting children with disabilities and offering short breaks to their families. Our website provides a search for local services.










Frequency and commitment details

One session a week for at least 3 months


Experience required: *Physically able to lift and carry within our health and safety guidelines *Friendly and helpful manner *Good organisational skills *Ability to work efficiently *Honesty and reliability *An ability to work with and accept people from a range of different backgrounds and circumstances *Commitment to Barnardo's Basis and Values and Equality and Diversity code of conduct
Minimum age: 14


Taster available: Yes
Training details: - You will be trained in every aspect of your role and will receive an induction covering health and safety, safeguarding children and also our equality and diversity policies. We will also provide you with all the support you need to feel confident in your role at Barnardo's.

Last updated 4 months ago