Charity Shop Volunteer

  • VO83696


Description

Borders Pet Rescue is a small non-profit, registered charity in the Scottish Borders dedicated to the care and re-homing of dogs, cats and small animals. The animal centre is based in Earlston. We have four shops in Duns Kelso, Hawick and Galashiels. We rely on their income to continue the work that we do.

Our shop volunteers are the first point of contact for customers when they enter our shops. You will be meeting and greeting all of our lovely customers with a smile, providing assistance and ultimately helping to increase sales and donations. You may even have to say “hello” to some of their four-legged friends! All necessary training will be given.
Or, you may prefer to stay behind the scenes and help sort through the donations we receive, steam the clothing and wash bric-a-brac. You may be the lucky volunteer who finds that real antique or heirloom!
You can help with window and shop displays, ensuring the shelves are stocked making the shop look appealing. This may include doing some dusting and hoovering to keep it fresh.
This list is not exhaustive though. We just need lots of enthusiastic and reliable people - with knowledge to share and/or a desire to learn new skill.

Organisation aims and objectives

To try to relieve the suffering of animals in the Scottish Borders that come into our care. Borders Pet Rescue takes in dogs, cats and small animals that are no longer able to be looked after in their own homes for whatever reason. We receive no funding and rely totally on donations from the public to fund our work.

Availability

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Mornings 10am-1pm Afternoon 1pm-4pm

Restrictions

Experience required: No specific skills. A pleasant, friendly manner and the ability to work as part of a team. Any past retail work would come in useful though not essential. Must be able to lift and carry donations which can be heavy at times. And a love of animals helps too.
Travel details: Hawick
Minimum age: 18

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training will be given in the shop on each of the tasks
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

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