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Volunteer Donations Assistant - Harrogate

Volunteer Donations Assistant - Harrogate
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Description of the role:

Our Volunteer Donation Centre Assistants play an essential role in the smooth running of our retail outlets while raising vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The majority of our shops don’t have a lot of space to store donated stock, so our donation centre is a vital resource to enable us to keep more stock, organise goods for sale and to get the right items out to the most suitable shop.

Typical activities may include;
• Unpacking deliveries
• Sorting and categorising donated items
• Merchandising – preparing donations for sale
• Packing items for redistribution across the charity’s shops
• Looking out for collectable or vintage items for sale on the eBay shop
• Keeping the centre clean, tidy and well organised

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

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 we’re looking for;
• Someone who is good at working as part of a team but also able to work independently when required
• A hardworking, enthusiastic and helpful attitude
• Someone who is willing to follow guidance and processes
• Reliability is essential

Practical information:

Why should I volunteer?
• It is a great way to support a worthwhile cause. You will be playing a key role in raising funds which will help more people across Yorkshire avoid and survive cancer.
• You will gain experience is a retail environment
• You will develop skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem solving.
• You will receive full training and gain valuable experience which can boost your CV.
• It’s an opportunity to play an active role in your local community and to be part of a supportive and friendly team.
• It’s fun! We’re confident you’ll gain real satisfaction from doing something valuable with your free time.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
5 Grove Park Court
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 13.04.2022
Organisation Information

Raises money in Yorkshire to fund research into the cause and cure of cancer at the five original universities in Yorkshire - Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, York and their associated teaching hospitals.

Charity number: 516898