Fashion and Accessories Assistant

We are looking for organised volunteers to provide support to busy retail team in our onsite shop. Sorting and pricing donated items, arranging shelves and creating displays. This role is suitable for anyone who enjoys working in a retail environment and has an eye for merchandising.

 Reporting to:

Sue Ryder, Retail Manager


Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Days or Hours Required:

Various shifts available

Description of duties:

  • Sorting goods that have been donated, keeping an eye out for special or valuable items.

  • Pricing goods appropriately, taking into account their age, condition and salebility.

  • Arranging goods into different categories for the ease of the customer.

  • Helping maintain a continuous supply of goods to the shop shelves.

  • Talking to customers and making them feel welcome in the shop.

  • Advising and helping people as they shop.

  • Operating the till and dealing with various types of payment.

  • Answering customer enquiries.

  • Routine dusting and cleaning of the shop, when required

Skills and Experience you will need:

  • An enthusiasm for fashion and accessories.

  • An appreciation of quality and knowledge of brands.

  • The ability to work quickly and accurately.

  • The ability to work as part of a team.

  • Polite and engaging manner and happy to talk to visitors

  • Confident to work alone and in small teams

  • Ability to cope with a physical role involving some lifting and carrying

  • Own transport to get to and from Raystede

How you will make a difference:

All of the income generated from our busy onsite shop goes straight back into the vital work we do in rehabilitation, rehoming and sanctuary of our animals.


What we offer you:

  • A volunteer uniform
  • Friendly supportive team
  • Opportunities to learn new skills
  • Support and on-going training in your chosen role


To apply please download our application form and email it to us at or telephone our team on 01825 880491.  

Please note we do not accept CV's

If you have not heard from us within two weeks, thank you for your application, however please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you! Please allow up to 48 hours to hear back from us.
Call:(01825) 840252

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