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Victoria Road General Retail Assistant - Barnardo's Scotland

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Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be a part of it.

Our retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities such as serving customers, taking receipt of stock donations from the public and merchandising stock to make our rails visually appealling and tidy.

Volunteering with us in retail will provide a great opportunity to build upon your communication, team working and customer service skills.

If you also have a particular skill or interest, our teams would be delighted to discuss how we could help you utilise your interests in store. Whatever your talents, please do share with us and pop into your local store to enquire about volunteering.

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: - Friendly and helpful manner - Honest and reliable - An interest or experience working in retail and with the general public. - A commitment to Barnardo's basis and values and equality and diversity code of practice.
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