Volunteer Retail Assistant

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Location: Westbury-on-Trym

Responsible to: Shop Manager, Assistant Shop Manager, Volunteer Coordinator

Hours: Shift patterns TBC; start date September/October

Why volunteer with Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC)?

We are Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, dedicated to providing air ambulance and critical care services across Bristol, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. From volunteers, to fundraisers, to highly skilled paramedics, to senior consultants, we are a team, working to save lives that would otherwise be lost. Our work is deeply satisfying, and every member of the team is committed to this service, and to saving as many lives as we can.

Our retail volunteers will be part of the team at our charity’s first retail shop, a large unit in the heart of a vibrant local shopping area with great transport links. You will play a vital role in generating charity income and raising the profile of our work locally!

Volunteering tasks in our charity shops will include:

Serving customers, taking cash and providing great customer service

Sorting through donated items and pricing stock

Creating window and shop displays

Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised

Interacting with the general public

Encouraging people to support GWAAC in other ways

What will I gain from volunteering in GWAAC’s first charity shop?

The satisfaction of playing a vital part in launching an exciting new venture

You’ll be part of a friendly team, regularly meeting new people

A sense of purpose in helping to raise awareness of your local air ambulance

An opportunity to broaden your work experience and develop your CV

The chance to give back to your local community

What we expect from you:

Top notch communication skills, happy to interact with people from all walks of life to spread the word about GWAAC

Passion for our life-saving cause

Adaptability, reliability and flexibility

Ability to work in a team and follow guidance of Shop Manager, as well as other staff


Closing Date: 
Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 14:45
How to Apply: 

How do I get involved?

It’s quick and easy - all you need to do is send a CV and brief covering letter to claire@gwaac.com.

We’d love to have you on the GWAAC team!