Retail Team Volunteer

  • VO83987


Description

Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help us improve the lives of children all over the world – via fabulous fashion and sustainable shopping! Join our wonderful team in Peebles Save the Children Shop!

Our 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.
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.

Organisation aims and objectives

At Save the Children we lead the way on tackling problems like pneumonia, hunger and protecting children in war, while making sure each child’s unique needs are cared for. We find new ways to reach children who need us most, no matter where they’re growing up. For a century, we’ve stood up for children and made sure their voices are heard. We wrote the treaty that sets out the rights of every child, and we’ve been upholding them every day since. We know we can’t do this alone. Together with children, supporters and partners, we work to help every child become who they want to be. Our network of shops across the UK support us in raising much needed funding and awareness for children all over the world. Join us and help change the world via sustainable shopping!

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Restrictions

Experience required: No experience is required as all training and support will be provided on an ongoing basis.
Travel details: Peebles Save the Children Shop.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We are able to cover reasonable travel expenses.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: All volunteers are provided with a Welcome and Training session which covers the main expectations of the role and then further training is provided on an ongoing and 121 basis by the team.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago

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