We have a fantastic opportunity for you to expand and develop your retail skills within a charity environment and gain work experience, transferable to your CV. This voluntary role is a great way to meet new people, be part of a team, gain self-confidence and be a major part of helping unwanted and abandoned animals in need.
At present, we need volunteer support in our Bradford-on-Avon, Frome and Trowbridge shops, all of which are open Monday to Sunday. If you are based in Bradford-on-Avon, Frome or Trowbridge, we would be particularly interested in speaking with you about this excellent role!
About the Role
As an invaluable member of the team, your role can be tailored to suit you! We currently offer two primary roles within our shops which include being a face of the charity; a focus on customer interaction, customer service and till use. Or be “behind the scenes” as our stockroom assistant; with duties of stock sorting, steaming and processing.
We have charity shops on Moorland Road in Bath, Stony Street in Frome, The Shires in Trowbridge and Silver Street in Bradford-on-Avon. At present, our volunteer requirements are:
Bradford-on-Avon: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Morning and afternoon shifts of 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm are available.
Trowbridge: Thursday morning, Friday morning, Saturday morning and afternoon, Sunday morning and afternoon.
Frome: Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday. Morning and afternoon shifts 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm are available.
You will be an enthusiastic individual with a love for animals and charity shops. You will be well presented, friendly and enjoy meeting new people. It is vital you are reliable and trustworthy and able to offer a relatively regular set of hours each week to fit with shop needs. Previous retail experience is an advantage but is not essential. You should be in reasonably good health to carry out some manual handling tasks.
Full in person training will be provided for donation sorting and retail guidelines, as well as our waste management and recycling processes. All staff and volunteers are required to complete online Health & Safety training prior to their start date. Due to insurance restrictions, we can only take on volunteers over the age of 18.
To apply, please complete the application form and send it to Hayley Crymble, Volunteer Engagement Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be invited for a taster session to gain further insight into the role.