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Charity Shop Volunteer (Sidmouth)

Charity Shop Volunteer (Sidmouth)

Task · 4–8 hrs
Market Place, Sidmouth, EX10 8AR, United Kingdom
Animal welfare
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Ferne Animal Sanctuary - Chard
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We are looking for volunteer charity shop assistants to volunteer in our new shop in Sidmouth.

Detailed description

Ferne Animal Sanctuary “Providing refuge for unwanted animals”

Volunteer Role profile


Role Title:

Charity Shop Volunteer

Responsible to:

Charity Shop Manager/Assistant Manager


Either: Chard, Honiton, Crewkerne, Ilminster, Yeovil, Sidmouth

Time Commitment:

Flexible – although we welcome a regular pattern, minimum of four hours per week

Role description:

Assist in the efficient running of the shop. The profits generated by our shop are used to support our work. The shops also play a significant role in the promotion of the image and work of the sanctuary.

To provide a friendly and welcoming service to customers of the Charity shop. 

Main tasks:

·       Greeting and talking to customers

·       Advising and helping customers

·       Operating the till and dealing with various methods of payment

·       Answering customer queries

·       Being aware of Health and Safety

·       Being aware of Security

·       Sorting and preparing stock for sale

·       Maintaining a pleasant shopping environment


Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

·       Retail experience

·       Good customer service skills

·       Good communication and interpersonal skills

·       Basic numeracy skills

·       The ability to get along with people and work as part of a team


Training and support available

You will be given induction training into the various aspects of the work.


You will receive on-going support, training and development opportunities.


Reimbursement of expenses

Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

·       Lunch allowance of up to £5.00 for volunteers working a full day.

·       Travel expenses up to 20 miles per day

·       Car Parking

Benefits to volunteer


Use your skills to contribute to the welfare of the animals at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.  

Learn new skills and retail experience.

Communication with a wide range of individuals and groups.

Application Procedure

Application form

Informal Interview


Please note the above arrangements are binding in honour only and not intended to be legally binding. 

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About Ferne Animal Sanctuary - Chard

Ferne Animal Sanctuary cares for over 300 in need domestic and farm animals of all varieties from cats to cattle, dogs to donkeys and many more. Ferne aims to find homes for its cats and dogs and for its horses and ponies. The Sanctuary's beautiful 71 acre site, including a conservation area with nature trail, picnic areas and cafe is open almost every day of the year.