Volunteer Retail Assistant – Chester City Centre

Barnardo's
Published
February 13, 2019
Location
Chester
Category
Opportunity Type
Posted By
Chester VA
Benefits
Practical Experience
Skill
Customer Care
Activities
Retail & Charity Shops
Suitable for under 18s
Yes

Description

Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it! Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo's work with children, young people and their families.

Unlike standard retail outlets, our stores offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the retail operation. Our Volunteer Retail Assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities including: • Providing strong customer service. • Serving customers at the till. • Taking receipt of stock donations from the public, thanking them for their generosity and finding out if they are Gift Aid Donors. • Signing up new Gift Aid Donors (this raises an extra 25p per pound for Barnardo's from the sale of donations and does not cost donors anything). • Replenishing stock by making sure our rails and shelves are well-stocked, visually appealing and tidy. • Merchandising throughout the store. • Stock preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing. • Possible administrative tasks such as stocktaking. • If you have a particular skill or interest, our team would be delighted to discuss how you could utilise it in store! This could range from computer skills to collectables knowledge, fundraising experience to fashion awareness - whatever your talent, please share it with us!

• A friendly and helpful manner • Honesty and reliability • An interest or experience working in retail/ fashion/ and with the general public • Commitment to Barnardo's Basis and Values • Commitment to Barnardo's Equality and Diversity

Skills:

• A friendly and helpful manner • Honesty and reliability • An interest or experience working in retail/ fashion/ and with the general public • Commitment to Barnardo's Basis and Values • Commitment to Barnardo's Equality and Diversity

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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