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Charity Shop Assistant - Dublin 1

Friends of the Elderly Ireland

About Friends of the Elderly Ireland

Friends of the Elderly is a voluntary, non-denominational organisation whose aim is to improve senior citizens' quality of life by providing them with opportunities for socialising and participating in community activities.

What's Involved

Have you got a good eye for fashion? As part of our friendly and helpful team, you will be dealing with costumers, replenishing stock, sorting in our storeroom and helping with window dressing. You will be handling cash and may be taking in donations. Some sorting , steaming and pricing may also be involved

Time Commitment
The hours of work are shifts 9.30-1 and 1-5pm Monday to Saturday. Shifts can be half days with a 15 minute break or full days with 1 hour for lunch.

This opportunity may suit a recently retired person or someone hoping to gain skills in store management, retail and handling cash. The opportunity will also give experience and references to the volunteer relating to retail, dealing with customers and window dressing.

What's required for this position

You are a friendly and welcoming type of person and have good people skills. Our shop has both young and older volunteers and customers working and shopping there. Some retail and brand knowledge would be an advantage but is not necessary. Also the use of a cash register will necessary, but full training will be given.

  • 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: 4hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
25 Bolton Street, Dublin 1.

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • 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
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Training and recognition programme. Busy environment, meeting others, rewarding and good fun. Half priced items.

Getting there

City Centre location
Close to Dominick Street Luas stop
Bus Number 4 and 13

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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