Volunteer Stockroom Assistant
Gain skills and help raise vital funds by volunteering in your local community.
Volunteering at Scope
Scope is a disability equality charity providing practical information, emotional support and campaigning relentlessly for a fairer society.
As a Stockroom Assistant you’ll help raise vital funds for our work towards achieving everyday equality for disabled people. You will make a real difference to disabled people and their families at a time of need.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people. Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Scope’s mission. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for volunteers.
About your role
This role is based mainly in the back area of the shop where you will work as a team to sort donations of clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac and electrical items. Training will be given on how to steam clothes, price and tag items.
As well as helping in the stockroom you may be asked from time to time to help with other housekeeping tasks such as cleaning and tidying and rotating stock on the shop floor.
Where and when
You will be based at Unit 13, The Kingsland Centre, The Broadway, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3HN. We’d love your help for as little as one hour a week, but if you can give more time that would help us even more. Chat to us about the hours and days that suit you.
You don’t need special skills or experience to volunteer, just a positive attitude and a friendly approach to chatting with other people. We welcome anyone who is interested in charity shops, passionate about disability equality, wants to learn something new, or keen to meet people.
Skills you’ll gain
- Customer service
- Till operation skills
- Retail sales floor skills and merchandising
- Stock management
- Health and safety
- Communication skills
- Valuable experience for your CV
- Experience in a large national disability charity
Support you’ll get
- Volunteer induction into Scope
- Relevant training to do your role efficiently and safely
- Access to a wealth of online training modules and videos hosted by Scope and Charity Learning Consortium
- Information on development opportunities such as NVQ training, Lead Volunteer opportunities and paid roles
- One to one support and regular catch ups with your manager
- Agreed out of pocket expenses (if you have any)
- Reasonable adjustments to make the role accessible to you
- A work-related reference for you
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.