Charity Shop Volunteers

Our charity shops help us raise funds to support our services. If you have a passion for fashion, love music, bric-a-brac or books, are into up-cycling, or want to work in retail, why not join our friendly team? Lending a hand for a few hours a week will help us support children and adults with sight loss.


Responsibilities: We are looking for people willing to assist us with some of the following tasks:

Meet & greet customers Manage the shop floor Sort, clean, price and display goods Operate the till Collect donations

You could…

Specialise in an area like music, books, bric-a-brac, or fashion Help us develop an eBay line and keep it up to date Be a ‘Treasure Hunter’ researching the value of unusual items Use your creative skills to up-cycle stock and add value Be a ‘Stock Generator’ contacting local businesses and organisations to organise donation drives

You don’t have to be able to do it all, you can pick an area you’re interested in. Qualities and skills we are looking for: We need volunteers to be honest and reliable. If you have retail skills that’s great, if not you can develop some skills with us. We offer:

On the job training and support from our Shop and Retail Managers Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or bus fares A chance to use or develop your skills and confidence A friendly working environment

About Vista

Vista is one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We’ve been working with people with sight loss and their families for over 160 years.

Our aim is to:
1)Promote eye health to prevent avoidable eye loss
2)Reduce the impact of sight loss
3)Provide support and care for people affected by sight loss.

As well as rehabilitation, residential homes and social groups Vista provides specialist services for people with learning disabilities, dementia, and dual sensory impairment.


  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 26/02/2022

End Date: 02/12/2022

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