Christmas Gift-Hunter

Opportunity details

  • Hull, Middlesbrough, Bexleyheath, Christchurch, Eastbourne, Crawley, Yorkshire, London, Dorset, Sussex
  • Weekdays, Weekends
  • Charity shop, Fundraising
  • Customer service, Team work

Minimum time commitment: 1 hour per week

Hunt out unique gifts and special treasures from donations and bring some sparkle to our Scope shop this Christmas.

About your role

You will help raise vital charity income in our Charity shop during the busy Christmas period. The money raised funds our work to achieve everyday equality for disabled people. As a volunteer Gift-Hunter you can spread seasonal cheer by:

  • sorting donations and preparing stock
  • customer service, welcoming customers to the shop and helping them find that special gift
  • answering customer queries or serving on the till
  • taking care of a specific area of our shop, displaying and rotating stock such as toys, books, vintage or party-wear

Where and when

This role is based in our charity shops in Hull, Middlesbrough, Bexleyheath, Christchurch, Eastbourne or Crawley. This is a very flexible role. We’d love your help for as little as one hour a week in the run-up to Christmas but if you can give five hours, even better. And if you enjoy the role, there’s a chance to keep volunteering in the shop once Christmas is over.

Skills needed

There are no skills or experience necessary before you start volunteering in our shops. We welcome any volunteers who are interested in charity shops, passionate about disability equality, or just keen to meet new people or learn something new.

Skills you’ll gain

• Shop experience

• Customer service skills

• Working the till (if you want to)

• Getting stock ready to be sold

• Creating displays

• Team work

• Confidence

• Valuable experience for your CV

The support you will get

• Volunteer induction into Scope

• Relevant training

• One to one support and regular catch ups with your manager

• Pre-agreed travel expenses and, if you volunteer all day, lunch expenses too

• We will make accessibility adjustments to the role (if you need this)


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Scope is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk, whether receiving services or being staff or volunteers. We expect all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.





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