Traditional Charity Shop Volunteers - why not book a Taster Session!

Our Traditional Charity Shops based at South Street (Chichester), Emsworth, Queensway, Midhurst and East Wittering are currently looking for volunteers to help on a regular basis, there are a variety of days and hours available.

Volunteers may get involved in a variety of tasks, full training and support is provided:

  • Welcoming new and regular customers to the shop
  • Serving customers and helping them with enquiries
  • Processing payments on the till whilst promoting and encouraging our customers to sign up for Gift Aid
  • Sorting donated stock – selecting suitable items for sale
  • Helping to price items and ticketing, ensuring that products are attractively displayed
  • Creating attractive window displays
  • Hanging and steaming garments
  • Moving and handling donations, shop supplies and stock
  • Help to maintain high standards of housekeeping, ensuring the shop is tidy, clean and well organised ensuring the safety of all within it

We are looking for individuals to:-

  • Have a welcoming smile, cheerful disposition with good interpersonal skills
  • Be reliable and dependable
  • Have a good level of fitness in order to volunteer in the shop for 3-4 hours,
  • Be confident to deal with a wide range of people, from customers to staff and other volunteers
  • Be flexible as you may be asked to help out with new tasks occasionally
  • Volunteer as part of a team
  • You may be required to volunteer unsupervised on occasions
  • Minimum age 16 years (exception DOE)
  • Comply with all applicable policies and procedures of the Hospice

Some previous retail experience and/or customer service would be desirable, but not essential. 

What can you expect?

  • A friendly team who is supportive and welcoming!
  • Full training and support
  • Opportunity to volunteer with a variety of people
  • Make a real difference to your local community
  • Gain confidence
  • Boost your CV

If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information or to book a taster session, please visit the shop and speak to the shop manager or a member of staff or call the Voluntary Services Team on 01243 755815 or to arrange.


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