Weekend Shop Volunteer

Weekend Shop Volunteer

Why we need your help

Have you got a flair for fashion and a good eye for colour? Are you passionate about pre-loved clothes, furniture and accessories? Then join our retail team in one of our high street shops and help raise around £1 million for St Christopher's each year.

Do you have time to spare at weekends? We’d love you to help us in one of our shops!!

What time should you offer?

We’d like your help with a shift a week; we’d love it if you could do more! Our shifts vary; they can be between 3-7 hours long and timings can be agreed between the volunteer and shop manager.  We are particularly looking for help at weekends in some of our shops

Where will you be based?

In one of our high street shops – you can choose the shops you’d prefer to help in. Full address details can be found on the end of the role description.

What activities will you be involved in as part of this volunteer role?

This can vary depending on the shop and each individual volunteer’s skill set, but it could be:

  • Dressing windows
  • Displaying clothes and accessories to make them as appealing to buyers as possible
  • To assist in keeping the sales floor well stocked
  • To sort, size and price donated items according to the shops’ policy
  • Taking money and registering purchases using the till.
  • To undertake banking and till reconciliations if required
  • To deal sensitively and politely with customers to the shop – bearing in mind some may be bereaved.
  • To sensitively accept donations from the public which may be either goods for sale or money - bearing in mind some may be bereaved.
  • Undertake activities which relate to keeping the shop clean and tidy e.g. vacuuming
  • Representing St Christopher’s and our values at all times during your shift

What you can gain from volunteering in this role

  • Join an enthusiastic team of people and get more involved in your local community
  • Use and develop your skills, enhancing your CV
  • Know you are helping people in your local community have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it.



Training and support provided

  • Welcome session and ongoing support provided by shop manager
  • All training will take place in the shop
  • A health and safety briefing will be provided on your first day.
  • You will need to read and complete a learning workbook which needs to be refreshed each year to continue volunteering in this role.
  • Gift Aid training
  • Training on use of the till, back office PC, tagging gun and steamer where needed.

What we are looking for

  • Able to volunteer at weekends
  • Good listener and clear communicator
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to follow our policies and procedures to keep you, and our customers and staff safe
  • Ability to represent St Christopher’s and our values positively

Anything else you need to know

How to apply - We ask all those interested to complete a taster session in the shop (s) of their choice in the first instance. Please call or pop in to speak to the manager and arrange this. Details are below.

  • The volunteer role will be agreed with you following successful completion of the taster, completed application form and references.

Shop address and telephone details






247 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6RD

02086 543867


24 High Street, Beckenham, BR3 1AY

02034 411982

Biggin Hill

214A Main Road, Biggin Hill, TN16 3BD

01959 576662


80 High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EY

02083 131158


1 Brownhill Road, Catford SE6 2HG

02084 611240

Chatterton Road

11 Chatterton Road, Bromley, BR2 9QW

02082 904970


48 Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RB

02036 458356


479 Bromley Road, Downham, BR1 4PQ

02086 976697


59 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EP

02034 411981

East Dulwich

85-87 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EP

02035 566928


29 Station Approach, Hayes, BR2 7EB

02084 620133


Furniture and Electrics

20 Station Approach, Hayes BR2 7EH

02084 622924


373 Crofton Road, Locksbottom, Orpington, BR6 8NR

01689 860737


302 High Street, Orpington, BR6 0NF

01689 822298


171 High Street, Penge, SE20 7DS

02086 594346

Petts Wood 1

73 Queensway, Petts Wood, BR5 1DQ

01689 891351

Petts Wood 2

25 Station Road, Petts Wood, BR5 1LZ

01689 896054


162 Addington Road, Selsdon, CR2 8LB

02086 570900

St Pauls Cray

85-87 Cotmandene Crescent, St Pauls Cray, BR5 2RA

02083 001079


23 Streatham Road, Streatham SW16 1DS

02087 699084


270 Kirkdale, Sydenham, SE26 4RS

02086 768262


Furniture and electrics

30 Sydenham Road, Sydenham SE26 5QF

02086 597588

West Wickham

74 High Street, West Wickham, BR4 0NH

02087 779421