Volunteering in our Concern Shops can be very rewarding. It doesn’t matter how much time you have to offer, but by contributing a morning or afternoon each week, you would make a real difference to the lives of people living in extreme poverty.
Who can be a shop volunteer?
- Anyone from the age of 18 upwards
- Retired people – many of our volunteers are retired and wouldn’t miss their shift in the shop!
- Job seekers who are looking for work experience or retail skills
- Someone who has extra time on their hands and wants to get active
- Someone who wants to get back out into the workplace, often after an illness, bringing up a family or caring for a loved one
What will I be doing?
- Operating the till and offering great customer service
- Tidying and maintaining the shop floor
- Preparing stock for the shop floor
- Receiving stock donations
- Window displays
- Sorting and pricing stock
What skills and experience do I need?
You don’t need any retail experience, we can give you all the training you need. But it might be helpful if you:
- Enjoy chatting and helping others
- Have a desire to make a difference to those who need our help
- Have an interest in charity retailing
What are the benefits of being a shop volunteer?
- Learning new skills or use your existing skills to help others
- Meeting new people and having fun
- Enjoyment of interacting with customers, donors and colleagues
- Grow your self-confidence