Volunteer Shop Back-Room Assistant

Role Overview
To work with Shop Manager and other volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the COPE Galway Charity Shop.
Wednesday, Thursday mornings: 10.20am-2.20pm, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons: 1.50pm-5.45pm (1 shift or more if flexible)
Role Details
COPE Galway Service:
COPE Galway Charity Shop
COPE Galway Charity Shop, St Augustine Street, Galway
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 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.

Responsible to: Shop Manager

Minimum Commitment: 6 months

Main tasks:

  • Cleaning and sorting out the donations including women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, books, jewellery, accessories and bric-a-brac
  • Hanging steaming pricing and displaying clothes in the shop
  • Some light sweeping, dusting
  • Vigilance in the shop for security against shoplifting

Person specification: Friendly, enthusiastic manner

Level of English required: Intermediate

Induction and Training:

The volunteer will receive induction training prior to starting 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

There are three ways you can submit your completed volunteer application form to us.

Email your completed application form to volunteer@copegalway.ie

Post or bring in your application form to Volunteer Office, COPE Galway, Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway.

Submit your application using the online form below.

Submit your completed application.

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