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Barnardo's Shop - Union St

Barnardo's Shop - Union St

Charity registered in Scotland SC037605

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.


Current opportunities

We have exciting opportunities for people to volunteer at our Union Street 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.

Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it! Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo's work with children, young people and their families. We have exciting opportunities for people to volunteer at our Union Street store such as Volunteer Retail Assistants and Stock Room Volunteers. 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.

Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it! Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo's work with children, young people and their families. We have exciting opportunities for people to volunteer at our Union Street store such as a Stock Room Volunteer. Working behind the scenes is as important as being on stage! Unlike standard retail outlets, our stores offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the retail operation. As a Stock Room Volunteer, your key role will be to make sure that quality stock is made ready to go on sale in the store. Activities include: *Looking through our donations to select and sort the quality stock for the shop floor. *Sorting and organising stock in the stockroom so that the area is kept in order. *Working behind the scenes to help to hang, size, steam and price stock. *Making sure all stock is safe and in working order. 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.

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