Barnardos Eston

Barnardos Eston

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Human rights
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Our amazing team of volunteers helps us run over 700 shops. Our stores sell lots of great donated and new goods to help to raise vital funds. These funds are then used to make a real difference to disadvantaged children, young people and their families across the UK.

Over 60 donation centres receive and distribute 100’s of bags of stock every single week. All of these donations need to be lifted and shifted so they end up in the right shops - we don’t require a weightlifter, but you will be need to be physically fit to help move the many donations we receive.

As well as working up a sweat, our donation centres also sell a variety of stock which all need processing and putting on the shop floor. Making sure our shops look fantastic is another task you can get involved with. You may also be required to help out on the till once in a while, but we will show you how that works during your time volunteering with us. We value the contribution of everyone who supports Barnardo’s.

Activities

Our amazing team of vibrant & diverse volunteers helps us run over 700 stores. Our stores sell lots of great donated and new goods to help raise vital funds to make a real difference to disadvantaged children, young people and families across the UK.

What you will be doing:

  • Sorting large amounts of donations and stock
  • Work on the till processing sales and returns
  • Prepare stock, including sorting, steaming and pricing
  • Create stylish window displays
  • Replenish stock on the shop floor
  • Stock-take and other administrative tasks

The skills you need:

  • Physically able to lift and carry large amounts of stock within our Health & Safety Guidelines
  • Friendly and helpful
  • Happy to be part of an amazing team of staff and volunteers
  • Enthusiastic about the work of Barnardo’s
  • Flexible and willing to do a variety of the shop tasks

What's in it for you:

  • Have fun and meet new people
  • Develop skills for your CV including confidence, teamwork and problem solving
  • Make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families
  • Learning and development opportunities through our Volunteer Academy which includes access to Level 2 Qualifications and other accredited courses
  • Full training and experience of working in retail as a volunteer

You will be a friendly face of Barnardo’s by volunteering in one of our shops. It would be great if you could volunteer one shift a week (or even more if you want) but we’re always happy to be flexible to work around your availability.

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