Volunteer Shop Assistant

Published date: Wednesday 17 August 2016
Closing date: Ongoing
Location: Emmaus Preston
Type: Voluntary

Retail more your thing? Prefer to be selling than lifting? Then volunteer to be a Shop Assistant in our Preston charity shops and help our community for formerly homeless people grow.

The duties of a retail assistant would be:

  • Helping customers select items
  • Taking payments by cash or card
  • Maximizing use of shop floor, and
  • Arranging stock displays.

Skills required:

  • We’re looking for a dedicated individual with experience of charity shops or retail…
  • Good knowledge of designer labels and clothing brands
  • Ability to work fast and accurately
  • Team work and good people skills
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a positive attitude.

Time commitment:

We are looking for a volunteer that will commit to at least 1 day per week (9:30am-4pm) or 2 half-days. You can volunteer any day between Monday and Sunday and we can be flexible in terms of what day(s) these will be.

Training, support and benefits:

  • As an Emmaus volunteer you will be given a full induction when you start.
  • A staff member and companion will support you throughout your time as a volunteer.
  • We will offer you an opportunity to develop your skills and experience for a worthwhile cause.
  • We will look to provide further training where possible.
  • We will provide you with dinner and travel expenses on the days that you volunteer.

So if you’re a sales driven person and have a free day or weekend off, then volunteer to be part of our retail team by calling Karen on 01772 796622 or e-mail karen@emmauspreston.org.uk

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