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Volunteer Retail Assistant | Knaresborough

Volunteer Retail Assistant | Knaresborough
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Description of the role:

Make a difference by just being you

Whether you’re interested in working front of house welcoming and serving customers, keeping the shop floor tidy and fresh, or organising stock behind the scenes, we encourage you to apply.

This is an excellent opportunity if you want to gain experience in the customer service and retail sector but would also suit someone who wishes to use their existing skills. Volunteering in our retail team is also an excellent way to make new friends and have fun. There is no minimum time commitment that we expect from our volunteers so whether you can do a few hours a week or once a month, we’ll do our best to offer a role that fits in with your schedule. No previous experience is necessary as training will be provided.

What happens next?

If you decide to apply a member of the volunteering team will contact you and ask you to come in for an initial chat with the shop manager. This is not an interview, just a chance to get an idea of what you'd like to do in the shop. From there you can meet the rest of the volunteer team and get involved with whatever area of the shop takes your interest!

To apply, please follow this link:

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

No experience is necessary, and full training will be provided.

What you could do:

- Provide a warm and friendly welcome to customers
- Help ensure the shop is kept looking full of goods
- Sort and categorise donated items
- Provide great customer service
- Price up stock
- Create eye-catching and stylish window displays

To apply, please follow this link:

Practical information:

If you have any questions, please do take a look at our website (, or feel free to give us a call on 01423 877233 or send us an email to


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+, Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
3a Market Place
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 22.01.2024
Organisation Information

Yorkshire is one of the regions hardest hit by cancer. Together we can change this. Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charity dedicated to funding research so that you and those you love live longer, healthier lives.
Vital funds are raised at charity shops in Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough.

Charity number: 516898