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Flagship Charity Shop Volunteer - Wood Green The Animal Charity



22nd October 2020

Employer Description

Wood Green is proud to be the pet charity that makes a difference to the lives of pets and people across the UK.  Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. To achieve this, we not only provide care for pets in need, but also help people be the best pet owners they can be. 

We educate, advise and support pet owners so they can enjoy a mutually rewarding and happy relationship with their pets. And through our top-class facilities, welfare-friendly handling and years of experience we deliver the best quality care for every animal who needs us.

BSE Volunteering Information

Each Wood Green Charity Shop is unique & quirky with an individual layout and identity made possible & brought to life by our incredible teams of dedicated volunteers. We are proud to be opening our new flagship shop in Bury St Edmunds at 8 Brentgovel Street and are seeking volunteers to join the team in a number of key roles

Voluntary Roles Available Include

  • Donation sorters
  • Till Operators
  • Customer sales advisors
  • Volunteer Drivers
  • Fashion enthusiasts
  • Furniture Experts
  • PAT testers

What do you get out of it?

  • Add meaningful and respected content to your CV
  • Earn a reference for future job applications
  • The opportunity to complete an NVQ / BTEC in Retail in partnership with Derby College
  • Learn new skills and gain experience
  • Become part of a friendly, diverse & committed team
  • Uniform
  • Shop discount

What qualifications & work experience do I need to apply?

You do not need any previous work experience or qualifications, all you need is at least one referee, a commitment to Wood Green and your promise to adhere to current Covid19 trading rules.

How many hours per week would I be required to volunteer?

We work around you!! You have been kind enough to give up your free time so all voluntary hours are negotiable. We trade 7 days per week and as such we do have shifts which require talent every day of the week.


With our retail estate now open and trading following closure due to the Covid19 pandemic, each shop is trading following a plan created to best protect what is most important to us… our people & customers. Following government advice, a host of carefully thought through measures have been implemented. These include every team member being provided with personal protective equipment, training and cleaning schedules for sanitising surfaces, doors & equipment, space for social distancing and customer flow being created and donations being stored in isolation for 48hrs.

COVID-19 considerations:

Every team member provided with personal protective equipment, training, cleaning schedules for sanitising surfaces, doors & equipment, space for social distancing and customer flow, donations being stored in isolation along with till screens.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 01/03/2021


This job is located in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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