Help raise vital funds so we can achieve equality for disabled people.
Key skills you'll gain
• Shop experience
• Customer service skills
• Getting stock ready to be sold
• Creating displays (visual merchandising)
• Team work
• Working the till (if you want to)
Why we need you
We need your help in our shop so that together we can raise vital charity income. You’ll be volunteering on the shop floor which means that you’ll be in the main part of our shop, alongside our customers. Your tasks may include putting newly donated items out on display, creating fun displays, welcoming customers into the shop, answering customer questions, and you could also choose to get trained in working the till. Everything you do will be helping us to sell more in our shop and we’ll use the money raised to help us achieve everyday equality for disabled people.
Where and when
You will be based in our charity shop at Unit 13, The Kingsland Centre, The Broadway, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3HN.
This is a very flexible role. We’d love your help for as little as one hour a week, but if you can give five hours, even better. We’re open seven days a week, so chat to us about the hours and days that suit you.
How we will support you
• 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 require this)
• You may be eligible to study for an NVQ in Retail, Customer Service or Team leading (if you volunteer for more than 16 hours a week and meet the eligibility criteria)
What we are looking for
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. As you’ll be volunteering on the shop floor, you’ll be representing Scope in front of the public so we’ll need you to be polite, friendly and positive about our work.
What else you will gain
• Confidence and valuable experience for your CV
• A work-related reference
• Pride in knowing you’ve helped the UK’s 14 million disabled people
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. It expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.