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Shop Assistant

Watford Shop

Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Come and join our volunteer retail team in our Watford Shop! Whether you can donate 2 hours a week or full time, we could really use your support!  We need enthusiastic, fun, reliable and dedicated volunteers to join our friendly team who all work to support our Watford Centre in making a difference to the welfare of our animals.


What you will get out of volunteering with us:

  • Full training: we will always make sure you are fully equipped for the tasks you are involved in and feel comfortable doing them
  • A great excuse to get out of the house, meet new people and make friends whilst helping raise valuable funds for our animals in need
  • Gain and develop your skills in retail, fashion and customer service, which is great for your CV

What you will be doing:

Our Shop Manager will try and rotate volunteers and give you a variety of duties, these may include:

  • Talking to customers and welcoming them to the shop
  • Steaming and tagging clothing
  • Helping with sales on the till
  • Helping customers and answering queries
  • Tidy and clean the shop floor
  • Removing and updating the shop floor stock
  • Helping with Ebay sales
  • Helping to sort and process donations such as clothes, bric-a-brac, books and music
  • Helping with display and visual merchandising of the shop floor, including window dressing

What we ask from you:

We understand everyone volunteers for different reasons and we hope to suit your needs as much as possible.  In return, we ask that you are reliable and punctual with a positive friendly attitude and you are willing to work as part of a team, learn new things and share your existing talents.

So whether you want to build your confidence, gain valuable work experience or just get out and be sociable, get in touch with us today and get involved!

We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses, dependent on hours. worked, plus we provide plenty of tea and coffee!

We welcome applicants from all walks of life.  However, please note that we can only accept applications from those aged 16+


How to apply:   

If you wish to apply, please download and complete the volunteer application form. Your completed application form should then be returned to the Watford Charity Shop at either or pop in for a chat with our Shop Manager on the Waterfields Retail Park, 2 New Road, Watford, WD17 2EX, Tel: 01923 227 141.