Volunteer Shop Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to join our charity shop teams in Bedford and Dunstable.

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 you are 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: Bedford and 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 - Summer Activity Schemes in Luton

Full-time 23rd July - 10th August 2018

Volunteer expenses 

Please note we can only accept staff and volunteer availability forms for full weeks.

Training Day: Saturday 2nd June 2018

If you would like to join us for 2018 then please download an application form and further details below. You can return this form to us via email ([email protected]) or by post as soon as possible.

Gain valuable experience supporting children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions across different settings and activities. Our staff and volunteers are given the opportunity to develop and increase their skills and experience, supporting their future career pathways.

Autism Bedfordshire summer schemes are fast paced, fun filled action packed days where you will get to see first hand the difference we are able to make for families.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the details mentioned, please feel free to contact a member of the Children’s Services Team.

Date Availability Form

Application Form

Application Form Guidance Notes

ASW Roles and Responsibilities

Volunteer Assistant Support Workers – Loads of Autistic Fun in 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 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

Application Form Guidance Notes

ASW Roles & Responsibilities

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 groups in Bedford, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard and Luton.

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

Application Form Guidance Notes

ASW Roles & Responsibilities

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.