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Host Organisation: Age UK Cheshire East

Retail Charity Shop and Furniture Showroom Volunteer Opportunities with Age UK Cheshire East

Opportunity Interests: Older People (60+)
Type of Activity: Retail
Location: Alderley Edge, Congleton, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM

Age UK Cheshire East's chain of shops throughout Cheshire East helps to raise the necessary funds to provide vital services for those over 50.

We have vacancies for volunteers at our shops in Macclesfield, Knutsford, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Congleton; and our Furniture Showroom in Macclesfield.

You will help our staff with the smooth running of the shop, from stock preparation to customer service.
Tasks could involve customer service / helping customers with enquiries ; Dealing with payments (operating the till); Tidying the sales floor / Helping with displays ; sorting donated stock ; Pricing donated stock PAT testing electrical goods, Steaming garments or researching items on the internet.

If you have a particular task you would like to support us with, just let us know and we will work with you to ensure you get the very best out of volunteering with us.
Morning sessions are 9:30am-1:30pm and afternoon sessions run from 1pm – 4:30pm
Sessions available Monday to Saturday

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

We will teach and support you as a volunteer so educational qualifications are not essential.
However, you should have basic numeracy skills and be good at communicating with others.
You should also be well organised, reliable and trustworthy.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

We pay mileage at 45p per mile and parking charges.
We cannot pay for additional expenses such as childmilding etc.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Support will be given by the Shop Manager

What training is available for the volunteer?:

On site training is given and we also encourage our volunteers to attend a Dementia Friends information session.