Charity Shop worker
When We Need You
From 15/03/2012 onwards
General shop duties including customer care, cash handling, sorting of donations, pricing goods, steaming and ironing clothes, general housekeeping and stock care. Training is provided. On-going training and attendance on customer care courses,etc. are available through partner organisations. If a volunteer does not want to be involved in actually serving customers we have opportunities for someone to take part in the behind the scenes jobs of sorting donations only.
About Dumfries Welfare Rights
The purpose of Dumfries Welfare Rights is to relievee poverty and advance education through the provision of specialist advice, advocacy and assistance in the fields of social security, hosing and other matters of concern. Our facilities include a drop-in office,home visits, and unique interactive benefit advice website. Since July 2011 we have been running a charity shop in Lincluden to help make the advice office sustainable in these difficult financial times. It is in the charity shop that we are looking to recruit volunteers.
We are truly a community based charity shop. Our ethos is to keep prices affordable for all and we pride ourselves on being the cheapest charity shop in Dumfries. We provide a weekly benefit advice surgery from an office in the charity shop every Wednesday morning. We work in partnership with D&G Starter Packs to provide newly housed homeless with essential household items to enable them to start making a home and helping to reduce repeat homelessness
Skills & Experience
Honesty, reliability and a willingness to work are the key skills required.
Welfare Rights Charity Shop, 50-52 Lincluden Road, Lincluden, Dumfries. Easily accessible by bus. Travel expenses paid.
Application Form, Informal Chat, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers are binducted and follow a supervisor who trains them in the various aspects such as the till, use of steamer etc. They work alongside a supervisor who is there to support them in this position. External traing such as customer care courses
Charity Shops / Retail
Anti poverty work
We pay public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week.
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
3 hours per week. More hours available if wanted
No minimum age has been specified for this opportunity
Opportunity Provided By
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311