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Charity Shop Assistant - Ballyfermot

NCBI Retail - Dublin

About NCBI Retail - Dublin

NCBI's retail shops are located around Ireland, selling great quality second-hand clothes, shoes, household items, books and a large selection of bric-a-brac. The proceeds of the shops go towards NCBI's services.
We provide practical and emotional supports, rehabilitation services and hands on training to help people who are blind or visually impaired to help them live independently and confidently in their own community. We rely heavily on volunteers to support our charity shops. Each hour you volunteer will help to fund these life changing services.

What's Involved

This is a really exciting opportunity to get involved with the running of a busy retail shop. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team and help with:
1. Working on the shop floor and sorting room
2. Maintaining shop floor standards
3. Serving and interacting with customers
4. Organising and cleaning the stock for sale in the shop
5. Creating window displays

Time Commitment
If you are interested, you will be able to discuss times mutually suitable for you to work. Shifts are normally three hours morning or afternoon, but even less time can be a big help. The manager will give you a simple form to fill and you will work either with her or with an experienced volunteer for three shifts. If you are happy to continue, you will be signed in as a volunteer.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols Implemented in Shops
Safety protocols to protect volunteers, staff and customers give guidance on distancing requirements, cleaning of shop and donations, PPE and other protective measures.

Other Shop Locations
If this location is not convenient to you, we have over 90 shops nationwide. Check out your nearest NCBI retail shop and simply phone or call in and ask for the manager. You will be shown around and will probably meet other volunteers. This doesn’t commit you to anything.

Further information about volunteering with our shops

What's required for this position

Friendly, reliable, good communication skills.
We welcome volunteers, regardless of age, gender, colour, creed or social status, provided they are capable of the work expected of them.
No experience is necessary, but retail/ customer service experience is welcomed.

  • Personable Skills
  • Retail/ Customer Service

Level of English required for this role:
Basic English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 5hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Unit 6, The Roundabout Shopping Parade, 196-202 Le Fanu Rd, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

You will meet old friends and make new ones. You will bring fresh customers into the shop, learn new skills, bring fresh interests into your life, while helping to raise valuable funds for NCBI.

Getting there

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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