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Till Operative Volunteer (St Ives)

St Ives Shop
Volunteer retail
Volunteer opportunities

Location: St Ives Shop, 5 Tregenna Place, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1SD | Department: Retail | Vacancy Type: Voluntary | Start date:  Immediate

The role

Do you enjoy chatting to customers and being part of a team? 

We are looking for people to help customers with their purchases and be an excellent ambassador for Children's Hospice South West. 
By having volunteers supporting our shops we are able to process stock and rotate it on a weekly basis. We are looking for people to help maximise sales, increase donations and raise the profile of Children’s Hospice South West. 

Tasks may include:

  • Providing friendly customer service
  • Scanning and operating an easy to use Epos system
  • Handling cash, cheques and credit card purchases
  • Keeping the shop tidy and clean 
  • Encouraging donators to gift aid their donations
  • Giving people a greater understanding of the work of CHSW 
  • Helping to maximise sales
  • Promoting CHSW fundraising events
  • Being an excellent ambassador for CHSW

What we're looking for?

No qualifications or experience needed but the following skills would be helpful:

  • Good customer service 
  • Happy to be part of a team 
  • Able to lift small bags
  • A helpful caring manner
  • Honest, reliable, trustworthy with a flexible approach 
  • Respectful of others


Full training will be given therefore no specific qualifications are needed.

It is entirely up to you how much time you want to give. You may choose to do a morning or afternoon, a full day, or a couple of shifts a week. 

You will be volunteering with like-minded people, providing you with lots of social interaction, meeting new friends, learning new skills or using existing ones and gaining a new experience. You will receive regular updates from CHSW and be invited to open days and events. Above all you will be making a vital contribution to a much needed cause.

How to register 

To register for this role please complete our online enquiry form. 

Register your interest as a retail volunteer

More information

Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  CHSW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share their commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Charity Registration Number 1003314.

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