Shop volunteering opportunities

By giving your time you can really make a difference, and there are lots of ways to get involved at our charity shops!

Volunteers at Monton charity shop

We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities available at our shops! We’ve listed the different opportunities available below:

Retail Assistant Volunteer: You’ll provide excellent customer service at the point of sale. If you’d like to gain cash handling and till operating experience, this is the role for you.

Customer Service Volunteer: You’ll welcome customers to the shop and assist them on the shop floor. You’ll keep the displays looking attractive and fresh. If you enjoy organising and chatting with people, this is the role for you.

Stock Processing Volunteer: You’ll sort through the donations and select and prepare items for sale. You’ll price them up ready for the shop floor. If you have an eye for detail and enjoy hunting for treasure, this is the role for you.

Department Specialist Volunteer: You’ll have knowledge and interest in one of the following areas: books, antiques, vintage, bridal. If you would like to put your hobby or expertise to good use, then this is the role for you.

Maintenance Volunteer: You’ll be able to turn your hand to straightforward maintenance tasks, such as fixing shelves and decorating. You’ll be happy to travel around the area and to work flexibly. If you will pride yourself on helping our shops to look in good shape, then this is the role for you.

We also have a number of roles in our retail head office which is based in Edgeley and these include retail admin and drivers of our van.

We are also looking for a volunteer in our expanding online sales department.

Are your skills more digitally focused? We have an eBay and Amazon shop which is looking for volunteers too! From product photography to optimising online listings to order fulfilment, learn and apply skills to help us sell more online.

This role would be ideal for someone looking to gain workplace experience in sales, marketing, online retail, business or stock management.

The role would involve:

  • Researching a wide variety of items from antiques to video games
  • Effectively marketing items for sale from our online outlets
  • Finding ways to improve the online shopping experience for our customers
  • Providing excellent levels of customer service
  • Securely packaging items ready for shipment
  • Managing the dispatch and shipping process for a large amount of stock.

For more information on the Online Sales volunteer role, please email online@sah.org.uk or call 0161 477 0190.

Volunteer with us

Whether you have an hour to spare every year, or a whole day every week, please register your interest and we'll get in touch about the right volunteering role for you.

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