The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK get
the support they need if crisis strikes.
Helping people in crisis begins at your local charity shop.
Full of gifts, clothes and even the odd vintage gem, our 330 shops across the
UK are home to over 6,500 volunteers. Our aim is to serve every customer with a
smile, and to make sure everyone that visits us has a great experience. We're
always aware that every penny raised in our shops goes straight to helping
someone in crisis.
Our shop volunteers are the first point of contact when they
enter our shops. You will be a welcome greeting for all customers providing
assistance and ultimately helping increase donations.
You will provide invaluable help through the running of the
shop, keeping it stocked and attractively displayed. You can get involved as
much or as little as you like by: sorting out stock; putting your own stamp on
shop displays or getting trained in order to serve customers at the till.
Being part of a huge fundraising effort is very motivating,
you provide the best service possible by representing the British Red Cross to
the local community and raise as much money as possible for the organisation.
Typical tasks include:
Serving customers, taking cash and proving good all round
Unpacking and pricing stock
Working on window and shop displays
Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised
Interacting with the general public
Someone with good interpersonal, communication and teamwork
Someone with the ability to work alone and unsupervised as
Someone with the ability to lift and move stock safely
What we offer:
Support to develop your retail skills through our in-house
Volunteer Journey training and our e- learning facility so you can represent
the Red Cross with confidence
Meeting and working with warm and friendly like minded people
Reimbursement of reasonable out of pocket expenses whilst
A 20% discount on donated goods
You can proudly say you are part of the world's largest
humanitarian organisation and one of our 13 million volunteers across the world