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Work In Our Charity Shops

We have 127 charity shops across the UK that are run entirely by our volunteers. As a volunteer you can help to create eye-catching window displays and even give upcycling a go. Get started today.

     

   

Five reasons to volunteer in our shops

It's fun!

Whether it's dressing a shop window, doing the social media for a Mary's Living & Giving Shop or upcycling an old item in our other Save the Children shops, there are so many fun things that you can do as a shop volunteer.

You can volunteer at exciting events

Our Mary's Living & Giving Shops regularly run exciting events attended by high-profile names with the help of our volunteers.

You'll work with a great team

Our volunteers are professional and dedicated - you'll get to make new friends and work as part of a brilliant team.

It's flexible

Volunteering in our shops is easy and flexible. Most shops just ask you to do a regular four hours per week.

You'll be making a difference

The work that you do will be changing the lives of children around the world. Read more about our work. 

 

 

Our shops

We have 127 charity shops across the UK that are run entirely by our volunteers. As a volunteer you can help to create eye-catching window displays and even give upcycling a go. Get started today.

Thanks for shopping with Save

Volunteers working at the Save the Children Charity Shop, Clapham High St.

We set up these boutique charity shops with the help of retail expert Mary Portas. As a volunteer you can design shop windows, work at events and help out with the shop's social media. Search for an opportunity to work in a local branch and for more volunteering opportunities with Save the Children.

Mary Portas stands smiling in a Save the Children 'Mary's living and giving shop' after collaborating with them to open back in 2009

Set up with the help of retail expert Mary Portas back in 2009, they've continued to blossom into beautiful, boutique charity shops. Every item donated and sold funds the vital work we do here at Save the Children. Credit:Tom Dymond

     

People also ask

At the moment you need to be aged 18 or over to volunteer with Save the Children, but we hope to be able to offer volunteering opportunities for young people in the near future.

We have 127 charity shops across the UK that are run entirely by our volunteers. Find the perfect shop for you.

Volunteering in a charity shop will allow you to learn new, transferable skills. You will meet customers, sort donations and stock and make new friends. You will also be responsible for keeping the shop looking attractive and help with promotional events.

All you need is to be friendly and welcoming, able to chat with customers, the ability to handle money and be flexible and willing to do any of the shop tasks.

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