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Vincent's Charity Shop Volunteer - East Region

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - (SVP East Region)

About Society of St. Vincent de Paul - (SVP East Region)

Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the largest and longest established charities in Ireland. We provide both practical support and friendship to people in need, and are committed to identifying the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Ireland, and advocating for a more just and caring society. During our history we have helped people in need through a Famine, a Civil War, a War of Independence, two World Wars and several economic recessions.

What's Involved

Vincent’s shops offers a friendly welcoming environment, opportunity to join multicultural, cross generational teams and various experiences in retail. While volunteering in our shops you will to get know your local community, gain new skills and competences in merchandising, sorting and pricing, branding, customer service, sales, team work, fashion, communication, events management. We want to offer you a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun and enrich your daily life.

If you have an interest in retail or customer service, want to help your local community and become a part of largest charity organisation in Ireland then we need you.

We currently have volunteer opportunities in Vincent’s Meath street, Cabra, Balbriggan, Finglas, Ballymun, Fairview, Dundrum, Ballinteer, Arklow, Kilcullen

About Vincent's Shops
Vincent’s charity shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.

The charity shops are managed by a small number of professionals, assisted by a large number of volunteers and by community employment trainees. The profits generated from the charity shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local Conferences around Ireland to support those in need. It’s our vision in our shops – Vincent’s- to promote friendship, social justice, self-sufficiency and a great value and stimulating shopping experience in the most customer- focused charity retailing environment in Ireland. You can be a part of this vision and help your local community by volunteering in your local Vincent’s store.

Location of Shops
There are 48 shops in the East Region, including Dublin City Centre, and outlying areas. Full list of shops here.

What's required for this position

Good people skills. Retail experience is not essential. Cash handling experience would be desirable but not essential. As the Society conducts its work through English, a basic level of spoken English is required.

Register online to join the Vincent’s Retail team in East Region

  • 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: 3hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Current Shops
Ballinteer, Rathmines, Terenure, Dun Laoghaire, Ballyfermot, Clondalkin, Crumlin, Firhouse, Dorset St., Georges St., Meath St., Skerries, Cabra, Finglas and Ballymun
Wicklow: Arklow
Kildare: Kilcullen, Kilcock, Sallins, Athy

Other location details:
There are 48 shops in the East Region, including Dublin City Centre, and outlying areas. Full list of shops here

Also available in these counties
Wicklow, Dublin, Kildare

Screening details for this role:

  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

We want to offer you a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun and enrich your daily life.

Apply Now Click the apply now button to register your interest in this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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