Volunteer Shop Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to join the charity shop team.

Supported by our small, friendly team you can get involved in:

  • sorting clothes
  • spotting premium items
  • serving customers
  • pricing goods
  • creating window displays.

 We'll need you to:

  • be friendly and approachable
  • have common sense
  • use your own initiative
  • work as part of a team. 

Previous experience is not necessary as long as the volunteer is responsible, enthusiastic and can demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

Training will be provided, and time commitment is flexible. We can reimburse your reasonable local travel expenses for shifts of over 4 hours, and we will be able to provide a reference to prospective employers.

This is a great opportunity to gain and develop your experience in the competitive retail sector, make new friends, and help Autism Bedfordshire provide care and support for people living with the challenges of autistic spectrum conditions.

Position Details

Commitment Level: Regular Volunteering

Location: Dunstable

Interests: Shops / Retail

Availability: Flexible

For further information please call 01234 214871 or email: [email protected]

To apply please download an application form, guidance notes and the roles and responsibilities below. Return your completed form to [email protected]

Application Form

Application Form Guidance Notes

Job Description & Person Specification

Volunteer Assistant Support Workers – Loads of Autistic Fun in Bedford, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard & Luton

Part-Time: alternate Saturday mornings during term-time

Volunteer expenses reimbursed

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic team players to provide 1:1 support for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions at our LOAF (Loads of Autistic Fun) groups in Bedford, Biggleswade, Luton and Leighton Buzzard.

Key aspects of the role include: assisting Support Workers in supporting individuals in our care; assisting in setting up safe areas for scheduled activities; promoting social and communication development through stimulating activities appropriate to age range and abilities.

To apply please download an application form, guidance notes and the roles and responsibilities below. Return your completed form to [email protected]

Application_Form_-_Jan_2017.docx

Application_Form_Guidance_Notes_-_2014.docx

ASW_Roles__Responsibilities.docx

Volunteer Assistant Support Workers – Wanted Fun in Bedford, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard & Luton.

Part-Time: alternate Friday evenings during term-time

Volunteer expenses reimbursed

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic team players to provide 1:1 support for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions at our Wanted Fun group in Biggleswade.

Key aspects of the role include: assisting Support Workers in supporting individuals in our care; assisting in setting up safe areas for scheduled activities; promoting social and communication development through stimulating activities appropriate to age and ability.

To apply please download an application form, guidance notes and the roles and responsibilities below. Return your completed form to [email protected]

Application_Form_-_Jan_2017.docx

Application_Form_Guidance_Notes_-_2014.docx

ASW_Roles__Responsibilities.docx

Autism Bedfordshire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults in its care. To ensure that this is achieved we expect all employees to share this commitment and staff working with these vulnerable groups will be recruited and selected in line with safer recruitment policies and practices.