Tuesday & Wednesday Volunteer Retail Assistant - Openshaw


Job Description

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Money we raise through our stores means we can support more people with a learning disability to live the life they choose.
We have now reopened our store in Openshaw and are looking for a team of volunteers to help run the store. You can expect to do a number of different things, including serving customers on the till, taking donations, welcoming customers to the store and sorting/pricing stock.
The store has been fitted with protective screens at the till and we have PPE such as gloves, masks and aprons available for all volunteers. We also have access to sanitising gel for customers and volunteers and plenty of social distancing guidelines in store.
If you are friendly and enjoy being with different types of people then this would be a great volunteer role for you. We'd love to welcome you to the team, where you will be helping us to fulfill our vision of creating a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

Hear from one of our retail volunteers in this video

What you need to know:
  • Volunteer weekly for a few hours or a whole day (we’re open 7 days a week)
  • Travel expenses are paid back to you (up to £7.50 per day)
  • We will train you and support you every step of the way.

Apply below or pop in to your local store and speak to Margaret the Store Manager.

If you have any questions please email us [email protected]

Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.


What can I expect from Mencap?

  • Training and induction
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
  • To meet new people and be part of a team
  • To learn new skills
  • To feel appreciated and valued

About Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

We are determined to achieve this by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who can help us change the lives of people with a learning disability.

For more information about what is a learning disability click here

Volunteering with Mencap is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

Apply now

Good luck with your application