Volunteer Shop Assistant

  • VO62778


We're looking for volunteers to join us in our busy Elgin PDSA shop, both on the shop floor and back sorting room.

Duties would include serving customers, cash handling, sorting donations, and restocking our shop floor. No previous experience required. Minimum commitment 3-4 hours per week.

We have both long and short term volunteering opportunities available – so perhaps if you are on furlough and keen to make the most of your time off, or you are between roles or looking to build your skills and CV to help move into a career in retail then volunteering with PDSA could be a great opportunity for you.

We’re hugely proud and appreciative of the incredible contribution of our volunteers – over 6,000 people volunteer their time to PDSA every year helping us to not only save pets but also to change people’s lives. Last year we treated over 470,000 pets bringing peace of mind to their owners – and we wouldn’t have been able to provide this fantastic service without the income raised by our incredible team of volunteers.

We provide full training, support you with ongoing coaching and help you thrive in a fun and challenging environment.

Our people are our top priority and we have put in a number of additional safety measures to do everything we can to make our shops as safe as possible for our volunteers, employees and customers.

We welcome volunteers with a variety of skills and from a variety of backgrounds, who are aged 18 and above. If you’re interested, please apply through our PDSA website.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dedicated to improving pet well being in three distinct ways – by educating owners, preventing disease and carrying out life-saving operations.











Experience required: No experience necessary
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: out of pocket
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: induction training iven
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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