Peterborough Charity Shop

Volunteer Cashier

Volunteer Job Description

Role – Cashier


What better way to spend any spare time you have, and are kind enough to give us, than joining our shop team to help raise money through sales of donated items. This income helps sick, injured & homeless animals to gain a better quality of life through our innovative rehabilitation & re homing programme, as well as educational support for animal owners and many other elements to what we do.

The cashier role is an exciting opportunity for someone to gain and develop retail experience and personal confidence. Till operators work on a till serving customers and give customer service on the shop floor. For example helping them look for a specific item they would like.

If you enjoy being in a busy environment and like dealing with different people, this role could be just right for you.


The role involves the following

  • Being polite and friendly with good customer service skills
  • Using a computerised till system that has a barcode scanner
  • Packing and wrapping purchases
  • Taking payments, cash & card
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Tidying the shop floor when not busy
  • Pricing donated goods on the till
  • Asking donors and assisting them to sign up to the Gift Aid scheme


Skills and experience preferable

  • Computer literate
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Positive and friendly manner
  • Able to work as a part of a team as well as on your own



What do you get out of it?

For just a few hours of your time each week you have the chance too........


  • Add meaningful and respected content to your CV
  • Earn a reference for future job applications
  • Complete an NVQ in Retail from Derby College
  • Learn new skills and gain experience
  • Become part of a friendly, diverse & committed team
  • Uniform 
  • 10% saving on purchases within our retail shops
  • Help Animals in need


How many hours per week would i be required to volunteer?

We work around you!!  You have been kind enough to give up your free time so all voluntary hours are negotiable. We trade 7 days per week and as such we do have shifts which require talent every day of the week.


How do I apply for this role?


There are several options you can choose from to become a volunteer with Wood Green


  • complete an application form online at
  • pop into your local Wood Green Shop, have a chat with our friendly manager or volunteering team and collect an application form


For further information or please contact Mark on 07977 458055 or email



We look forward to hearing from you soon