Bookshop Volunteer

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What will the volunteering role look like?
Assisting customers in the shop in a friendly and professional manner, whether that be answering enquiries or just having a chat.
Sorting donated goods. This a large part of every retail role.
Pricing donated goods
Replenishing and changing the stock on display.
Operating the till.
Talking to customers.
Making our displays and window look their best!

Organisation aims and objectives

Bethany Christian Trust is a national charity whose mission is to relieve the suffering and meet the long term needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We share a big vision – to work together towards the aim of Ending Homelessness in Scotland. We support people in a broad range of ways including: housing, education and employment, addiction recovery, emotional well-being, street outreach, community integration, offending reduction and social support










3-8 hours per shift.


Experience required: ESSENTIAL: Friendly & confident Happy to chat with customers Willing to work as part of a team, but also able to work independently DESIRABLE: An interest in and/or knowledge of books Experience working or volunteering in retail
Travel details: The shop is on Leith Walk, next to our Haddington Place shop. This is an area well serviced by buses and is a 20-30 minute walk from the centre
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Regular volunteers are entitled to claim up to £3.60 per day for travel expenses (£4.50 if multiple busses are required) and up to £3 per day for lunch expenses, providing that they volunteer for 4 hours or more on that day, and that they present their manager/supervisor with the valid receipts.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training will be given at induction and on an ongoing basis as appropriate.