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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Retail Cashier Sales Assistant Volunteers

Could you be the face of your local British Heart Foundation shop? If you want to gain cashier and sales experience in a friendly environment, this is a great way to get a taste of a career in retail while helping raise live-saving funds. With support around you, you will be processing sales through the till as a cashier, talking to customers and thanking every donor - helping us beat heartbreak forever.

*Say hello to the team:
Funding for researchers begins at your local charity shop. Now, more than ever, we are in urgent need of volunteers to enable us to continue our life saving research and help the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases. This wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic volunteers.
Our team is welcoming and friendly, and we love meeting people from all walks of life.

*Typical tasks include:
• Engaging with customers and serving them in a helpful and friendly way
• Communicating with fellow volunteers about what has sold and needs re-stocking
• Honing your retail and cashier skills behind the till and taking payments
• Helping with administration and reception duties around the till area
• Promoting Gift Aid and sales campaigns, and chatting to customers
• Acting as an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation

*You get a lot from volunteering too:
• A chance to work in a friendly team, make new friends & meet a diverse group
• The feel-good factor of helping the British Heart Foundation to beat heartbreak forever
• Develop your confidence and interpersonal skills
• Gain valuable retail experience to add to your CV and learn new skills
• Flexibility to fit with your lifestyle around your other commitments
• Reasonable travel reimbursed in agreement with the Manager
• 25% discount on donated goods for volunteers
(Please note we are unable to accept volunteers aged under 16 and we cannot accept volunteers with unspent criminal convictions or who are subject to criminal registers/orders.)

*Here's a little bit more about us:
The BHF is here to beat heartbreak forever. We are working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. By 2030, we want to see advances across the spectrum of heart and circulatory diseases; to prevent these conditions from developing and we want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives.

*COVID precautions:
We are COVID-secure, following current Government guidance. We provide sneeze screens at till-points, hand sanitiser, disinfectant and face coverings. We maintain a strict cleaning schedule and social distancing in our shops/ stores.

*For further details please contact our Shop Manager, Eleanor at E Mail: or tel.: 01224 252769.

Experience required

Friendly and polite team player and a willingness to learn.

Travel details

31 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BP
202 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

(is on all bus routes)

Travel expenses

Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed in agreement with the shop manager.

Training details

Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.

Volunteers will be given comprehensive induction training and ongoing support in their roles.


Minimum age: 16

Frequency & commitment
Flexible times and opportunities available to volunteer. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers (aged 16-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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