Shop Volunteers

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Home-Start Aberdeen supports local families, who may be vulnerable or suffering from isolation, with emotional and practical support in their own homes.

Our charity shop, which raises valuable funds towards our work, opened in 2012. It is located in the heart of the city at 101 George Street, (opposite the old John Lewis store).

The shop is always keen to recruit volunteers who might wish to assist with a number of activities, including sorting and pricing stock, arranging window displays, liaising with customers and lending a hand at special promotional events.
No prior retail experience is required; our friendly shop staff team provide all volunteers with advice and guidance. Volunteering at the Home-Start Aberdeen shop is therefore an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and gain confidence. It is also a meaningful way to support Home-Start Aberdeen’s work with local families.

For further details please contact Karen Milne, Charity Shop Manager, E Mail: / tel.: 01224 622390

Organisation aims and objectives

We are one of Scotland’s largest Home-Start schemes, providing up to 180 families and 270 children with 27,500 hours of emotional and practical support in their own homes each year. Home-Start Aberdeen works with families to help them: •gain access to relevant health and welfare services •manage family budgets and nutrition •engage with their communities •enjoy family life again.


Experience required: Just an interest in families and an interest in meeting other people in a warm, friendly environment.
Travel details: Our shop is at 101 George Street, Aberdeen – directly across from the old John Lewis store.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Bus fares can be reimbursed and can be claimed through the charity shop manager on the day of volunteering.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Good training and support provided. Includes induction, health & safety, till training (if applicable), customer service and general retail training. Ongoing support from charity shop manager and support team.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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