Fashion Assistant Volunteer Portobello Road, London

Health and social care | Hospitals

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Location: Royal Trinity Hospice, 216 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LJ (see map)

Travel: Westbourne Park station. Portobello Road bus stop.

Start date: 30/10/2019 (ongoing)

Age: Volunteers should be 16 years old and above+

What will I be doing?

  • Our Fashion Assistant Volunteers support our shop manager in every aspect of the shop from providing excellent customer service to stock research. We rely entirely on the generosity of our donors, for this reason, we always go the extra mile to ensure the right value goes on to our unique pieces.
  • Processing donations.
  • To provide excellent customer service.
  • Visual merchandising. Maintaining shop floor standards.
  • Processing Gift Aid and encouraging new Gift Aid donors.

What impact will this have?

  • Royal Trinity Hospice provides skilled, compassionate care and support to people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and those close to them.
  • We support people living in our London community, at home and at the hospice. At any moment, Trinity is caring for 700 patients.
  • All our services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. We receive only a quarter of our funding from the NHS and rely on donations and the income from our 32 shops to raise the remaining £10.5 million every year that is needed for our services to continue.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Dates and times are to be agreed in advance with our Shop Manager. We are not open yet but have a range of shifts suited to your timing.
  • We are completely flexible in terms of how many hours you would like to volunteer, so If you would like to get involved and support your local community by giving a few hours of your time each week,

What else do I need to know?

  • References are required.

Expenses

  • Reasonable expenses will be reimbersed for travel, and lunch expenses for volunteering over four hours

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Charity
  • Retail and charity shops
  • Creative
  • Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
What skills can I gain?
  • Charity
  • Retail and charity shops
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working

Training

  • You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with tasks such as sorting and processing donations, helping customers, working the till (if you want to), creating displays, and everything else in between!
  • You will have the opportunity to gain key skills in retail and customer service, as well as ongoing support and valuable experience that can be used to get ahead in your career.
  • You may be eligible to study for an NVQ in Retail or Customer Service.

Location

Royal Trinity Hospice, 216 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LJ

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