Preston Shop - Volunteering Opportunities
Shop Volunteering Opportunities
Our shops raise vital funds for our fight against homelessness and bad housing - and they’re powered by our volunteers!
All of our shops are COVID-19 secure, with social distancing and other safety measures in place.
We’re looking for people to support us in a variety of ways; sorting stock, serving customers, creating fantastic window displays – the list is endless! You might be an admin whizz or a digital enthusiast who can help drive footfall through social media. We’ve got all sorts of opportunities for you to join us, wherever you are.
Suggested Involvement: It’s up to you! We have volunteers who support for one hour a week and others who are with us 5 days a week.
Location: Shop in Preston
Supervised by: Community Shop Manager/Assistant Manager
Why get involved with Shelter? Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. We campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Which Role is right for you?
Retail Social Media Volunteer Supporting the management team in the running of shops' social media platforms.
Retail Volunteer Assisting with sorting, steaming and pricing stock, serving on the till to include cash handling
Retail Duke of Edinburgh Volunteer Supporting with stock preparation, pricing and rotation as well as being a young ambassador for Shelter in your local community
Retail Administrative Support Volunteer Supporting the management team with administrative duties both computer and paper based
Retail Recruitment Coordinator Volunteer You'll be our expert lead on local volunteer recruitment and support with the induction of newly recruited volunteers to the shop
Retail Young Person Volunteer Supporting with stock preparation, pricing and rotation as well as being a young ambassador for Shelter in your local community
Retail Volunteer Supervisor Holding the shop in a supervisory capacity in the absence of the Management team
Retail Driver's Mate Volunteer Being an ambassador for Shelter as the supporting face of our stock collection/delivery service. Heavy lifting of stock to include furniture items.
Skills and Experiences Required: Some experience of working in Retail would be beneficial but not essential to us as full training provided. What’s really important to us is that you want to be part of our teams and come ready to share your individual skills and experiences.
We do request that you are willing to follow Shelter’s policies, including volunteering, health & safety, equality & diversity, confidentiality & data protection.
Induction, Learning and Development: To enable you to take part in this opportunity Shelter will:
• Provide you with a Volunteer Handbook and all relevant Policies/Procedures
• Provide learning: including, Health & Safety, Data Protection and Safeguarding
• Provide an on the job induction
• Pay “out of pocket” expenses in line with Shelter’s volunteer expenses policy
Benefits of Volunteering with Shelter:
• Supporting Shelter in our fight against bad housing and homelessness
• Gain valuable work experience
• Be part of a great team
• Build your confidence and develop transferable skills
• Enhances your CV
Next Steps: Please complete an application form online. After you have applied, we will invite successful candidates to interview.
Please note, you will be asked to declare any unspent convictions and if the role you are applying for is designated as one of our regulated roles, we will require you to undertake a basic Criminal Record Check. Having a criminal record does not mean that you cannot volunteer with us. It may limit the different ways that you can get involved, but please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role profile does not form part of any contract of employment.