Volunteer Retail Assistant – Blatchington Road

Martlets Hospice / Martlets Trading
Hove, East Sussex
Volunteer Opportunity
25 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Voluntary, Work Experience

Volunteer Retail Assistant – Blatchington Road

Our friendly team at our vibrant Blatchington Road, Hove shop are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join them. You’ll sell everything from furniture to clothing, vinyl, homeware, books and children’s toys. It’s a great place to gain experience, meet new people and support a local charity.

Where: Martlets Shop, 87 Blatchington Road, Hove, BN3 3YG

When: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm

Usual minimum commitment: Weekly morning or afternoon session


What you’ll be doing:

To assist the Manager with the smooth running of the shop.

  • 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
  • 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 clothing, books, records, fashion is also welcomed- we always need people with an eye for something special!
  • You may be required to stand for long periods –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
  • 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