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Charity Shop Team Member (Home-Start) - Eye

Description of the role:

To assist with the running of the Home-Start Mid & West Suffolk Charity Shop. Volunteers will need to be able to get to the shop and be relatively fit and able to manually handle boxes and other items.
Previous charity shop or similar experience would be of benefit but not essential.
We are also looking for people to join the team who can post items from the shop onto social media (Facebook) and promote this online to the local community

Opportunity Activities: Administration, Advice, Information and Support, Fundraising, Marketing, PR and Media, Retail and Charity Shops
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

Willingness to work as part of a team
Trustworthy, polite, helpful and friendly
An eye for detail and ability to prepare stock for sale.
Creative skills – to help with displays and window dressing

What skills will be learned / gained?

Customer service skills
Working in a team
Retail experience
Being able to engage with the general public

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

Shop Induction Session

Extra information:

Home-Start Mid & West Suffolk have set up their first ever charity shop in Eye which opened on 20th September 2017 and we are looking to recruit more volunteers to help run the shop, to raise funds for this much needed service to support children and families.
As a retail volunteer you will be given the opportunity to try a variety of tasks from serving customers, sorting stock, organising donations or dressing windows. You can choose which of these areas appeal most to you, what hours and days you would like to volunteer and you’ll get plenty of training and support. We are also keen to hear from people who have a particular interest in certain items such as jewellery, books or clothes to help organise and display these items to their best.
Shifts are either a whole or half day with 9.30am until 1.00pm and 1.00pm until 4.30pm being the shift times. These can be once a week or once a fortnight. We also open on Saturday from 9.30am until 1.00pm.

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Home-Start Mid & West Suffolk
Organisation Profile:

At Home-Start Mid & West Suffolk (HSMAWS) we believe that children and families deserve the best possible start in life, to have choices and chances to live the best lives they can. We offer support through home-visiting volunteers, family groups and workshops to people from all walks of life and we aim to help them through any barriers they may face. Our services and projects are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of children, families and community.