Gain skills, help raise vital funds and be a disability gamechanger in your local community.
About your role
You will help raise vital income in our Charity shop, to fund our work to achieve everyday equality for disabled people. As a Volunteer for Scope you can take pride in knowing you’ve made a difference to disabled people and their families at a time of need.
You’ll be able to choose what sort of tasks suit you best from the following options:
• back of house, helping us sort donations and prepare stock out the back
• customer service, welcoming customers to the shop, answering customer queries or serving customers on the till
• department specialist, taking care of a specific area of our shop, such as our books, media, shoes or handbags
• visual merchandising, creating window and shop floor displays
• supervising, keeping an eye on the shop floor and supporting other volunteers
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.
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 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
• Valuable experience for your CV
• Experience in a large national disability charity
• 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)
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.