Heart play download Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter tick linkedin linkedin-circle upload refresh cross-2 menu search youtube cross-3 rounded-right-pointer rounded-down-pointer quotes-opening quotes-closing snowflake pause file-pdf instagram

Charity Shop Volunteer

CHAS runs a number of charity shops across Scotland, selling donated stock as well as new goods to raise vital funds for children and families.

The aim of this role is to work within a shop team, sorting, preparing and selling stock to raise the necessary funds to run our vital services for children with a life-shortening condition.

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Welcoming and assisting customers in the shop
  • Accepting donations and completing any associated paperwork
  • Sorting, steaming, hanging, pricing and displaying stock
  • Serving customers and using the till
  • Offering excellent customer service
  • Keeping the shop well stocked, clean, tidy and organised

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • An ability to represent CHAS enthusiastically and appropriately
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • An ability to work well in a team
  • A willingness and ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • A good level of written English
  • Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability

How much time should I offer?

You can volunteer Monday to Saturday, in the morning or afternoon. Shifts usually last for 4 hours.

Where is the opportunity based?

You can volunteer in any of our shops - we have two in Dunfermline and two in Kinross.

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?

It's important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role.

We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers including our annual Volunteer Gathering.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Learning new skills whilst having fun
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
  • Adding to your cv
  • Meeting new people
  • Having fun!

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?

By selling goods in the shops you are directly raising the funds that enable us to support children with a life-shortening condition.

What else should I know?

We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.

What's the next step?

If you're interested in this role you can apply online or you can contact Alison Tanner for more information on 01577 864692 or alisontanner@chas.org.uk   

If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch: