Volunteer Retail Assistant- Lewes

Martlets Hospice
Lewes, East Sussex
Volunteer Opportunity
18 Aug 2017
15 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Voluntary, Work Experience

Volunteer Retail Assistant- Lewes

Our Lewes shop is the place to go if you need something for a special occasion. It stocks a range of wedding dresses, prom dresses, evening wear and a great selection of handbags and new jewelry; as well as a wide selection of menswear. The Manager and current volunteers are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to join their happy team; it’s a great place to gain experience, use your skills, make friends, meet the public and support a local charity.

Where: Martlets Shop, 53 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XE

When:  Monday - Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Usual minimum commitment: Weekly morning or afternoon sessions 

What you’ll be doing:

To assist the Manager with the smooth running of the shop. Duties to include:

  • Preparing stock ready for sale
  • Refilling and creating displays throughout shops and in window
  • Light cleaning of counters, clothes rails & dusting of stock
  • Serving customers, using cash register, accepting donations
  • Signing up new Gift Aid donors

What’s in it for you:

  • Being part of a small friendly team presenting the face of Martlets
  • Valuable work experience in a retail environment
  • Develop skills in stock ordering, visual merchandise, customer service
  • Dealing with the public
  • Reasonable travel expenses will be paid

Your skills and abilities:

  • Friendly manner – good with people
  • Retail experience is always welcomed but not essential as training will be given
  • An interest in vintage clothing, accessories, fashion is also welcomed – we always need people with an eye for something special!
  • Some roles require you to stand for long periods – please let us know if you have mobility problems.


  • To attend Martlets Welcome day and participate in any Martlets training relevant to the role
  • You will need to be reliable, flexible and willing to assist the manager
  • Be committed to good customer service
  • Willing to take instructions
  • Work as part of a team of staff and volunteers

How to apply: Download an application form or Fill out our online application form

Contact: People Services Team on 01273 718778 or email peopleservices@martlets.org.uk

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