Five reasons to volunteer in our shops
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.
Volunteering in our shops is easy and flexible. Most shops just ask you to do a regular four hours per week.
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.
We’re always on the lookout for talented people who can help us stand out from the competition. It’s a great way to meet people and learn new skills.
And you'll be helping children not just survive, but thrive, and go on to change the world.
Please contact your local shop directly or email us at email@example.com. You can also call us on 020 7012 6997.
MARY'S LIVING & GIVING
We set up these boutique charity shops with the help of retail expert Mary Portas - every item donated helps children reach their full potential.
The first ever Mary’s Living & Giving shop opened in Stockbridge, Edinburgh in 2009. Over a decade later there are now 25 shops across the UK which have raised over £30million for Save the Children.
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.
People also ask
Do I have to be a certain age to volunteer?
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.
How can I volunteer?
What does a shop volunteer do?
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.
What skills do I need?
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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