CHSS currently have around 40 shops/ community hubs across Scotland, helping them raise funds so they can provide services to the people who need them. Every one of the stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support CHSS staff. Quite simply, they cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of their volunteers. As part of a team of volunteers, you will provide customer support, whilst working in a friendly atmosphere, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity. The role includes: welcoming and assisting customers, customer service and sales service, stock control, sorting donations, hanging and ticketing stock and helping to keep the shop clean and tidy. The time, support and the work that volunteers do is vital to CHSS and the people they help. By helping out in one of our stores, you can make a difference to people and their families in Scotland who are isolated, scared or anxious about their condition.
All volunteers are supported by their line manager, usually the manager of the shop. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide all necessary training about shop procedures, which will be carried out under the guidance of the Shop Manager. Formal training will include: online Manual Handling and Gift Aid Training.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Public transport is paid in full and if volunteer is driving then 45p per mile is paid into their bank account on a monthly basis.
Are you a people person or maybe a fashion fanatic? Or maybe you are a great organiser?
No experience necessary however, just a friendly and helpful attitude.
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