How to become a Volunteer Retail Assistant

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Thinking of spending some time as a Volunteer Retail Assistant?

For many charities, local shops are a great way to bring in funds for their cause. As a Volunteer Retail Assistant, you'll be there to support the day-to-day activities of those charity shops. This role is perfect for anyone who is extremely personable and enjoys working in a busy shop environment. Not only will you be the point of contact between the public and the charity, but you'll be making a difference by helping bring more money in. It's a great entry-level experience for anyone looking to break into the non-profit sector.

The benefits of being a Volunteer Retail Assistant

How you’re helping

  • Providing a vital source of fundraising to a charity
  • Acting as the customer face for the charity, building a rapport with the public

What you’re gaining

  • Experience in retail and the charity sector
  • Building a network of people who are just as passionate as you are about the cuase

Development and growth

Skills you’ll need

  • Sales or customer service experience are desired, but not essential
  • Experience handling cash or operating a till
  • Some admin and even merchandising experience is desirable

Skills you’ll gain

  • Admin and sales expertise
  • Experience working to targets
  • Impeccable organisational skills

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