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Shop Security Volunteer

Role: Shop Security Volunteer

Where: COPE Galway Shop, St. Augustine Street

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 2pm or 2pm-6pm, (at least one shift of 4 hours)

About COPE Galway

COPE Galway believes in the principle of every person having a home which meets their needs. Our vision is an improved quality of life, in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women & children experiencing domestic violence and older people. We believe communities have a very important role in assisting us with our mission. Volunteering is one very important way in which our community can help us in our work.

Service Description:

The COPE Galway Charity Shop is run by a manager and a team of twenty volunteers, who kindly donate their time and effort. The shop sells donated ladies’, men’s and children’s clothes, accessories and jewellery, books, CDs/DVDs and small bric-a-brac.  The shop is a vital source of revenue for our services.

Volunteer Role Description:

To work with Shop Manager and other volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the COPE Galway Charity Shop and to assist with vigilance in the shop.

Responsible to: Shop Manager

Minimum Commitment: 6 months

Main tasks:  Walking shop floor, helping customers, maintaining displays, light cleaning, vigilance of customers with our stock to prevent theft and initiative to respond to situations

Person specification:

  • Friendly, enthusiastic manner

Level of English required: Intermediate

Induction and Training

The volunteer will receive induction training prior to starting the role. Training will be provided if is deemed appropriate for the role.

Support and Supervision:

The volunteer will be supervised by the Manager/Designated Person.

  • The opportunity to contribute to a local Galway charity and help us in our work
  • The opportunity to gain practical experience in this volunteer role
  • The volunteer agrees to fulfil the role as outlined in the volunteer role description
  • The volunteer agrees to abide by Cope Galway’s Policies and Procedures
  • The volunteer will abide by COPE Galway’s Confidentiality Statement
Recruitment process:
  • Submit an application for the role
  • Screening – once the application form is received and the applicant is considered a suitable match for the role, the applicant will be invited to an Interview
  • The interview will take place in the relevant service. Successful applicants will be offered the volunteer role subject to 2 Reference Checks from Irish referees and Garda Vetting
  • Induction and Orientation will be provided prior to commencement
  • Trial period – volunteers commencing with COPE Galway are subject to a trial period


How to Apply

1. Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Download Volunteer Application Form

2. Submit your completed Volunteer Application Form. You can send your completed form to our volunteer team by email, post or submitting online.

  • Email: volunteer@copegalway.ie
  • Post: Volunteer Co-ordinator, COPE Galway, Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway.


Online: Submit your application using the form below.
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