Volunteer Shop Assistant - Royton

Who will show me what to do? Our fantastic Trading Team will show you the ropes and give you all the support you need to get the most value from your time.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

What will I be doing?
We believe variety is the spice of life, so we like to make our roles varied so you can gain new experiences and enhance your skills. The role of Shop Assistant Volunteer may include:

• Ensuring quality customer service
• Handling money
• Introducing gift aid to donors
• Promoting the Forget Me Not lottery
• Sorting and steaming clothes
• Looking after customers
• Housekeeping and merchandising
• Be a positive role model for our younger volunteers

How many hours will I work?
We appreciate any time you can donate to us and can be flexible to fit around you. For this role, we’d like to offer you half a day per week.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Do I need any skills/experience?
It is helpful if you have done this sort of work before, however it is not essential because you will be trained to do the tasks we ask you to do. If you work in the shop you will need to be comfortable talking to members of the public and handling money. We are looking for volunteers who are:

• Honest, reliable and trustworthy
• Able to ask for help when needed
• Open, positive & passionate about what we do as a charity

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Customer Services, Hospices, Retail
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, School students, Under 16s, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Retail
Skills gained in this role: Cleaning and tidying, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
Organisation Profile: Grace’s Place will change lives for local families who have a child with a life-shortening condition. Learning that your child has a life-shortening condition is devastating. Suddenly everything becomes more complicated, and you’re forced to rely on all kinds of different health & social care professionals. And you may not know where to turn for support. Grace’s Place is here to cut through all that. We will be offering care and support for the entire family – helping to make life easier, enabling you to regain a sense of control, and bringing back some of the laughter and energy you may have been missing. And opening up a whole load of new possibilities.
Charity number: 1110457