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Cancer Research Shetland Branch
Postcode: ZE1 0JP
Charity Shop Volunteer
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At CHAS we care for children throughout Scotland and we're here for the whole family. Whether at home, in hospital, or visiting us at Rachel or Robin House, we'll give families the care and support they need, when they need it.
CHAS runs a number of charity shops across Scotland, selling donated stock as well as new goods to raise the vital funds required to care for children and their families. The aim of this role is to work within our retail team assisting with the day to day running of the shop, ensuring we are always open and available to the general public.
What activities will I be involved in?
Welcoming and assisting customers in the shop
Accepting donations and completing any associated paperwork
Sorting, steaming, hanging, pricing and displaying stock
Serving customers and using the till
Offering excellent customer service
Keeping the shop well stocked, clean, tidy and organised
What skills and abilities will I need to have?
An ability to represent CHAS enthusiastically and appropriately
Good communication skills
Attention to detail
An ability to work well in a team
A willingness and ability to stand for extended periods of time
A good level of written English
Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
How much time should I offer?
You can volunteer Monday to Saturday, in the morning or afternoon. Shifts usually last for 4 hours. This can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or even on a bank basis.
Where is the opportunity based?
What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?
It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role. We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.
What are the benefits to me?
Learning new skills whilst having fun
Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
Adding to your cv
Meeting new people
What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?
By selling goods in the shops you are directly raising the funds that enable us to support children with a life-shortening condition and their family.
What else should I know?
You should be aged 14 or over for this volunteering role. If you are younger you may be able to volunteer if a parent accompanies you, please get in touch for more details.
We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.
CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation improve the quality of care we provide, help us reach more families and children, and maximise a wide variety of knowledge, experience and expertise.
We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability. We can provide more information on if you are allowed to volunteer and what adjustments we can put in place to ensure your volunteering experience is a positive one. You can contact us on 0131 444 1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 skills.
Sense Scotland is dedicated to helping disabled/deaf/blind children and adults, the shops are a source for people to donate and help.
This role is varied and differs every day, duties within this role may include:
-sorting through donations
-creating shop displays
-hanging and tagging clothing items
-replenishing stock on the shop floor