Volunteer Retail Assistants

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We have exciting opportunities for people to volunteer at our Laurel Drive (beside Tesco’s, Danestone) store such as a Volunteer Retail Assistant. 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!
    All volunteers receive great training, support and make a real difference.

For more details you can either call into the stores individually or contact Debbie Barnham, Branch Retail Manager A3, Email: deborah.barnham@barnardos.org.uk / Tel: 01343 548781.

Organisation aims and objectives

Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our services, campaigning and research expertise. We believe we can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.


Experience required: A friendly and helpful manner.
Travel details: Laurel Drive (beside Tesco’s, Danestone Store)
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.