Volunteer Retail Assistant

  • VO33405


Unlike standard retail outlets, our stores offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the retail operation. Our Volunteer Retail Assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities including:

  • Providing strong customer service.
  • Serving customers at the till.
  • Taking receipt of stock donations from the public, thanking them for their generosity and finding out if they are Gift Aid Donors.
  • Signing up new Gift Aid Donors (this raises an extra 25p per pound for Barnardo's from the sale of donations and does not cost donors anything).
  • Replenishing stock by making sure our rails and shelves are well-stocked, visually appealing and tidy.
  • Merchandising throughout the store.
  • Stock preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing.
  • Possible administrative tasks such as stocktaking.
  • If you have a particular skill or interest, our team would be delighted to discuss how you could utilise it in store! This could range from computer skills to collectables knowledge, fundraising experience to fashion awareness - whatever your talent, please share it with us!

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aim is to give children back their future.










4-8 hours per week.


We are only insured for volunteers between these ages
Experience required: * A friendly and helpful manner * Honesty and reliability * An interest or experience working in retail/ fashion/ and with the general public
Travel details: Barnardos Shop, Bathgate
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport rates are re-imbursed each week.
Training details: Induction covering health & safety, safeguarding children and also our equality and diversity policies You can benefit by developing your retail and customer service skills We will be happy to provide a reference regarding your volunteer contribution
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month ago