Pop-up Shop Retail Assistants - volunteer role

Avon Wildlife Trust
Avon Wildlife Trust
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 16 April, 2023 - 15:30
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Do you love shopping or have experience working in a shop? Do you like organizing and planning events?  Are you a real people person and want to volunteer for a good cause?  Then you don't want to miss out on this exciting volunteering role!  Avon Wildlife Trust is planning to run a pop-up shop and are keen to hear from you.  Whether you can help with planning and designing the new venture, think you will shine on the shop floor or you want to experience the full enterprise journey, this could be right up your street – quite literally!

We need a number of volunteers to make up a team of retail assistants, so you’ll have the opportunity to be part of that new team spirit and enthusiasm that will make this a successful enterprise, meeting and working with lots of people along the way.  By getting involved you will be able to put your existing knowledge and experience to good use, whilst gaining invaluable experience in charity retail and learn about the work of Avon Wildlife Trust. 

Ideally you will be able to commit to 2 days a week for 6 – 12 months, but no matter whether you can commit to shorter period of time or a longer timeframe we would like to hear from you. 

This role will be working from our head office at Great George Street initially, with some requirement to work from our Urban Reserve at Grow Wilder, and the potential for a degree of home working until our grand central high street opening which is planned in April 2023.  We may also be able to run some smaller stalls at fairs and fetes to test the market and make sure we are on the right track before the launch date.

All volunteers make an invaluable contribution that enables our wider team to take positive action for nature and the environment, and your volunteering support will help make these changes possible.  You don’t have to be an ecologist or and expert in climate change to do your bit for wildlife and the environment.  Your unique skills and personality are valuable to us and really do make a difference, so please do get in touch if this sound like you!

Tasks may include any or all of the following:

Key projects:

  • Support with planning and organising the pop-up shop before opening
  • Providing excellent customer service and answering any queries regarding products
  • Work on the till processing sales and returns
  • Prepare stock, including sorting and pricing
  • Create stylish shop floor displays
  • Replenish stock on the shop floor
  • Stock-take and other administrative tasks
  • Keeping records of sales and managing stock
  • Responsible for opening and closing
  • Flexible and willing to do a variety of the shop tasks, carrying out general day to day procedures required to run a pop-up shop

Desirable attributes and skills:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic
  • Highly organised work ethic
  • A good communicator with a positive outlook
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good basic IT and administration skills
  • Good basic numeracy skills
  • Flexible and able to think on your feet to solve problems
  • Ability to listen, learn and take note with a view to becoming more autonomous
  • Experience in retail or e-commerce or would be useful but not essential
  • Interested in the work of Avon Wildlife Trust


How to Apply: 

Please send a short covering letter outlining your experience, why you are interested and suitable for the role to Keily Elvin by emailing keily.elvin@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal interview and a group ‘get to know you’ session.  Position(s) will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are chosen. Multiple candidates may be taken on as a team of volunteers.

This role description reflects the hopes and intentions of the volunteer and the Trust, and is not contractually binding in any way on either party.

We look to recruit a diverse range of volunteers. If your skills don't fit the above, please do not let this put you off as we are able to be flexible with most of our roles, so just get in touch by emailing volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk

Contact Person: 
Keily Elvin
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
Postal Address: 
17 Great George Street, Bristol, BS15QT