SPCA - Central Otago

RETAIL SALES - Retail Assistant

Organisation Summary:

SPCA Otago is a voluntary organisation set up by the people in the community who are interested in and want to do something about the welfare of animals. “We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves”

The Alexandra Op Shop helps to raise awareness and funds for the charity.  The shop will be largely manned by volunteers and overseen by a SPCA representative from the Central Otago area.


Volunteers will be placed within the Alexandra SPCA store where they play a crucial role in welcoming and assisting customers while representing the SPCA.

Full role training and induction is provided.

Volunteers are required to assist with a range of roles, including:

  • Sorting clothes and donated items.
  • Welcoming and assisting customers.
  • Tidy and dusting at the shop.
  • Operating cash register and Eftpos machine.



The shop will be open weekdays from 9am until 5pm. Individual shifts are rostered and generally work in a team of two people. Volunteers should be available for a minimum of three months.

Skills Required:

Previous retail experience would be useful but not essential as full training will be provided.

Volunteers should be friendly, organised and trustworthy. To be able to follow instructions and chat to people from a wide range of backgrounds is important. 

Skills Gained:

Volunteers will receive full training in retail functions, stock turnover and security so will gain an insight into the running of a charity/retail shop.

We also hope volunteers will enjoy meeting new people, being part of a committed team of volunteers and gain satisfaction from raising funds for SPCA Otago.