Join the Oxfam community
As a Sales Assistant Volunteer you will be at the till, serving customers as the friendly face of your shop. You will help people facing poverty around the world by giving great customer service and making donors, customers, and supporters feel welcome in our shop. We’ll give you ongoing training and support so that you can feel right at home as part of the Oxfam Community!
About this role
We will give you all the training and support you need so you will develop your skills as part of our team. You don’t need to have any experience – we’ve got you covered. You can also get some lunch and travel costs too. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.
As a Sales Assistant Volunteer you’ll develop skills that boost your confidence:
Improving your communication skills in this customer-facing role
Serving customers on the till, handling cash and card payments
Creating a friendly shop environment to make everyone feel welcome
Volunteering that works for you
Volunteering can be very flexible to suit you. So even if your availability or skills don’t match this role, get in touch and we will find something right for you. By volunteering for a few hours a week, you will meet new people and have some fun for a good cause.
If you can’t apply online, please visit the shop for a paper form or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone has something to offer
At Oxfam we know that everybody can make a real difference. People come to us for all sorts of reasons, from all backgrounds, and we will do what we can to find a role which works for you. You can find out more about volunteering with Oxfam here.
What happens next?
After you apply the manager will ask you to come in for an initial chat. This is not an interview, just a chance to get an idea of what you'd like to do in the shop. From there you can meet the rest of the volunteer team and get involved with whatever area of the shop takes your interest!
Working within the new office in Market Street, Stranraer volunteers will be involved in the following activities: • Directing visitors to local businesses, attractions and local amenities including public toilets, cash machines, parks, museums etc. • Giving directions to visitors to other local towns or to areas out with the region eg Glasgow, Edinburgh. • Provide visitors with information regarding local public transport. • Answering questions from visitors about the village/town. • Assisting customers on the shop floor. • Helping with the cash desk
SHAX is looking for volunteers to join their team at the SHAX Shop in Dumfries town centre. We’re looking for people who are passionate about fashion, homewares and support SHAX’s values to help local people in crisis through homelessness and/or poverty. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a retail environment.
The role involves the following:
• Working with our shop team
• Being polite and friendly, with good customer service skills
• Merchandising and assisting with shop displays
• Packing and wrapping purchases
• Option to specialise in a particular department, e.g. toys, clothing, books
• Tidying the shop floor when not busy
• Pricing donated goods
As an environmental charity we aim to keep as much as we can out of landfill. One of our main areas is texttiles. As a Textile Assistant you will be involved in sorting out textiles then preparing them for resale which includes ironing and pricing. This role does not involve dealing with the public but you should have the ability to work well as part of a team.
We need enthusiastic people to join our team who are willing to learn new skills, develop and be a part of a busy shop environment. We need shop floor and stockroom volunteers who are passionate about our cause, are a fashionista in the making or just fancy a chat and a cuppa!
Our Save the Children Shop in Broughty Ferry has been a much loved part of the local community for years and continues to be hugely popular with customers and supporters, thanks to the kindness and generosity of the wonderful volunteer team.
If you would like to volunteer with us all you will need is some enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference. The role is diverse, taking place on the shop floor and behind the scenes. Volunteer tasks include anything from sorting donations, steaming clothes, pricing products, managing the till, and helping with the window displays.
You can choose how much time you dedicate, and we’ll give you training and support along the way. No special skills are needed, and we welcome people from all nationalities and backgrounds. Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help us change the future for children all over the world!
Tayside Re-users generates income to operate by recycling items and selling them from its warehouse shop in South Dudhope Mill. As a volunteer Retail Assistant, your main duties would include making sure the shop is clean, tidy, stocked up, merchandised-well and customers are dealt with in a friendly manner. You would be responsible for the stock displays, pricing, serving customers or helping with telephone or online enquiries and making sure that there is sufficient stock on display. You will enjoy helping the public and wish to develop good customer service skills.
Our Cats Protection shops play a key part in raising the funds needed to help thousands of cats and kittens each year. Our shop assistant volunteers help with all aspects of the day to day running of one of our fantastic shops. They serve customers, help with stock rotation, create displays - and everything in between! They are part of a passionate retail team that make sure our shops are enjoyable places for customers to visit, leading to repeat custom and vital funds being raised to help our feline friends in need.
What can you expect to be doing?
• Serving customers
• Arranging and replenishing stock
• Helping make changes to the shop layout, pricing and stock rotation
• Sharing your passion for cat welfare
• Promoting the work of the Cats Protection
This role is open to anyone over the age of 14.
Angus Cycle Hub encourage people to live healthier lives and reduce car journeys and CO2 emissions through cycling and recycling.
We run two community based projects based in Arbroath and Dundee, Scotland.
We are committed to our community and want them involved in everything we do at Cycle Hub which is why we love volunteers! We have a variety of roles of varying lengths of commitment time. Whatever your background, identity or ability, there’s a volunteer spot with your name on it.
We have a list of volunteer roles you can choose from, but we are ultimately flexible around you and your available time commitment, experience, interests and goals. We want to make sure we find something that fits you best and offers opportunity for growth, development and progression with us. In the past, our volunteers have supported us at our events, in our shops and workshops, and with our Bikeability program in schools.
If retail is your area of interest, then jump on board as a retail volunteer where you will get first-hand training on our shop floor. This experience will guide you into sales from a third-sector perspective in a warm and friendly, community focused environment.
You will work alongside our Shop Manager in all areas of the shop.
- Angus Cycle Hub
- Dundee Cycle Hub