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The Ardler Village Trust operates a successful Charity Shop to help raise funds for local projects. The Trust is now looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work as Shop Assistants where they can meet new friends and learn valuable skills. You will join a team of cheerful workers undertaking a variety of roles including sorting donated goods, creating window displays, marketing the shop, serving customers and cash handling. The AVT will also seek to support our volunteers through training and guidance should that be required. The shop aims to not only provide quality, low cost household and clothing items for local people it will also act as site to train volunteers and create a source of income for the Ardler Village Trust from which it can continue its community development work.
This is a great opportunity for a friendly and outgoing person to support the work of Cats Protection by helping out at one of our charity shops. Volunteers will be asked to help with all aspects of running a small business. The role includes setting out the shop, arranging the stock, window dressing, dealing with the customers, sorting out new stock, and pricing. This role would suit anyone with or without previous retail experience. The shops are run and organised by volunteers and we would welcome your support.
Working as part of a team, meting the public, developing work and communication skills. Must be phyically fit due to lifting and handleing
Working as part of a team, meeting the public, developing work and communication skills.
1. General sales floor duties (customer service, stock replenishment, till operation, security awareness)
2. Merchandising and display (could include designing and completing promotional window displays)
3. General stockroom duties (sorting, preparation, pricing, health & safety)
4. Department supervision (e.g setting up an event or permanent department to attract customers(clothing/ books/ household etc)
5. Administrative duties (ordering and receipt of New Goods, related paperwork, checking statements, stocktakes etc. Weekly branch paperwork & filing)
6. Market Research (analysis of competition, local trading, research retail environment through the national press, customer surveys)
7. Recruiting additional volunteers (could be through contact with local colleges, schools, libraries etc)
Roles are available for both stockroom assistants and sales assistants to help out within the shop. Stockroom assistants will be involved in sorting out raw stock, hanging, tagging and steaming clothes, sorting books and bric-a-brac and pricing them, and cleaning and tidying the stock room. Sales assistnces will be involved in customer service and sales, cash handling, till procedures, merchandising products / displays, and general housekeeping
RVS runs a shop serving staff visitors and patients of the newly named West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital based at the site in Yorkhill. The shop runs 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. Our team needs assistants to serve customers, fill shelves, operate the till and so on. We have three shifts each day in the morning, afternoon and early evenings and can be flexible to suit your availability. Many of the families using the hospital services do so over a number of months and we often develop friendships with them. The kids love to get out of the wards when they can and come to spend their pocket money with RVS.
Help with organising items that people hand in, price items and maintain shop
Do you have an interest in fashion? Would you like to get some retail experience while helping the British Heart Foundation to raise funds for their operations? The Broughty Ferry Shop is looking for a Cash Desk/Sales Floor Assistant.
Main duties include meeting and greeting customers, accepting donated stock, stock rotation and merchandising, housekeeping and working on the Cash Desk.
Barnardo’s Donation Centre in Clydebank are looking for a Warehouse Assistant whose role will be to assist with the unloading of stock, moving the stock to the area designated for it, booking stock in, replacing stock in the shop and assisting customers to their cars with any purchases. Building any furniture that arrives and to assist with any stock rotation as and when required.
Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be a part of it.
Our retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities such as serving customers, taking receipt of stock donations from the public and merchandising stock to make our rails visually appealling and tidy.
Volunteering with us in retail will provide a great opportunity to build upon your communication, team working and customer service skills.
If you also have a particular skill or interest, our teams would be delighted to discuss how we could help you utilise your interests in store. Whatever your talents, please do share with us and pop into your local store to enquire about volunteering.
To see all opportunities to volunteer within Barnardo's, you can visit our website at www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering.