Sense Scotland works with children, young people and adults who have communication support needs. We believe everyone should have the choice in how they live their life. We are committed to working to our core values and working principles. Be open and honest, recognise individual worth, build relationships through trust, act on the basis of individuals’ aspirations and needs, and be accountable.

Retail volunteering opportunities are available in Sense Scotland’s Strathmartine Road, Wellgate and Broughty Ferry Shops.

Volunteers help ensure the shop is tidy and attractive; you can use your creativity to make eye-catching window displays, sorting and replacing stock to keep the shop looking fresh and stylish. Incoming donations are organised and labelled, and clothes steamed and tagged. Our polite, approachable volunteers assist customers; welcoming them through the door, ringing purchases through the cash register and encouraging signing up to the Gift Aid scheme. A bonus of volunteering in this role is having access to great quality items at reasonable prices, as soon as they hit the shop floor!

In the shop volunteer role you will develop your understanding of stock management, marketing and customer service. These skills are valuable for personal development as well as very relevant to careers in retail, advertising and business. You will have the opportunity to meet lots of people, play an active role in your community and make friends.

No experience is required as training will be provided. The shop volunteer role would suit individuals who are reliable, well organised and enjoy working with the public and as part of a team.We invest in our volunteers through hands-on inductions and ongoing training, including access to online e-learning modules. You will be supported by the shop manager, ensuring you are comfortable and confident about shop operating procedures.

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