Opportunity Shop Assistant, Doncare
Contact Name: Marilyn Steele, Business Operations Manager
Contact Phone: 9841 4215
Contact Email: email@example.com
Vacancy number VV10019 Updated January 2011
Name of volunteer position Opportunity Shop Assistant
Agency type Community services
Volunteering activities type Fundraising/retail
What's on offer Do you want to help your community, make new friends, learn new skills and have lots of fun? Why not contact Doncare to volunteer in one of its six op shops located across Manningham and Whitehorse?
Vacancy period Ongoing
Location of positions
*Brentford Square Op Shop, Shop 45, Brentford Square, Canterbury Rd, Forest Hill ph: 9894 4982
*Macedon Plaza Op Shop, Shop 11, Macedon Plaza, 325 Manningham Rd, Lwr Templestowe ph: 9850 9769
*North Blackburn Op Shop, Shop 38, 66-104 Springfield Rd, North Blackburn ph: 9878 6479
*Templestowe Village Op Shop, Rear Shop 23A, Anderson St, Templestowe ph: 9846 5176
*Tunstall Square Op Shop, Shop 34, Tunstall Square Shopping Centre, Beverley St, Doncaster East ph: 9841 5921
*Bulleen Plaza, Shop 2A, 101 Manningham Road, Bulleen, 3105 ph: 9852 0102
Agency profile Doncare is a not-for-profit community services organisation that provides services across all life stages. Volunteer involvement is central to Doncares services, which are primarily delivered by trained volunteers who are managed by a small team of paid staff.
Funds raised through Doncare's six opportunity shops support vulnerable families in our community.
Each Doncare op shop is basically self-managed by its own Committee of Management, with overall guidance from and supervision by Doncare paid staff.
Volunteer duties These include:
Helping customers with selecting goods
Tidying clothes racks and shelves
Keeping the shop presentation clean
Volunteer skills/qualities These include:
Punctuality and reliability
Good communication skills
Enjoy being part of a team
People interested in meeting new people while working within retail recycle will enjoy these volunteering opportunities.
Position reports to Volunteer Committee member on duty
Times and days Morning or afternoon shifts are available during the week and also on Saturdays.
Minimum commitment period Most op shop volunteers stay for many years, because they enjoy their volunteering work so much and know they're making a useful contribution.
Recruitment process Application followed by an interview and selection of the most suitable op shop location and duty shift.
Training and support provided On the job training is provided in retail skills, including stock pricing, presentation and management, customer service, cash management, and sorting incoming goods.
New volunteers are invited to attend a Volunteering in Manningham Introduction to Volunteering session, lasting for two and a half hours.
Police check required No
Working With Children Card required No
More information Call Marilyn Steele on 9841 4215 - mobile 0431 234 686 or talk to one of the friendly volunteers at our op shops.