As a Shop Volunteer your role will be to assist in the day to day running of the shop.
Providing support to the three members of staff and other volunteers in our shop as well as excellent customer service to our community.
● Maintaining a knowledge of our products and recognise customer needs, to be able to suggest recommendations as needed
● Handling food and packing, including both stocking of shelves and preparation of orders
● Till operation and handling of cash (although this is not a necessary requirement)
● Helping with deliveries including manual handling of heavy loads (not compulsory)
● Assisting in the visual merchandising of the shop
● Maintaining high levels of cleanliness throughout the shop with daily, weekly and monthly cleaning tasks
● Gain significant retail experience & customer service
● Improve your communication and merchandising skills
● Become part of a unique community project
● Meet and work with warm and friendly people
● Achieve a great personal satisfaction by helping people to reduce their plastic intake
● Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
What We Offer:
● Support from a member of staff or a Committee Member during your shifts
● 10% discount on all of our products
● Good communication and customer service skills
● Friendly approachable demeanour
● Reliable and punctual
● Ability to work as part of a team environment and with the general public
Over 18 years old only
- Not suitable for under 18's
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 03/07/2023
End Date: 31/12/2023
Time Commitment: Volunteers will ideally commit to a minimum of 1 shift per week. The shop is currently open: Mondays 10:30am-6:00pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays 10:00am-5:30pm, Fridays 9:00am-4:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am-4:30pm, Sundays 10:30-4:30pm Shift times vary according to opening hours, but there are three shifts a day (opening, afternoon and closing) each of which is usually about 2-3 hours. Opening shifts start 30-60min before the shop opens and closing shifts finish 30min after the shop closes.
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