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Volunteer Retail Assistant - Dewsbury

Opportunity Type:
30 Sep 2020
Hours Per Week:
About Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.


We are determined to achieve this by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who can help us change the lives of people with a learning disability.

For more information about what is a learning disability click here

Volunteering with Mencap is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

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Money we raise through our stores means we can support more people with a learning disability to live the life they choose.

Hear from one of our retail volunteers in this video

You will volunteer as part of a team to:

  • Make customers feel welcome
  • Serve at the till
  • Receive donations from the public
  • Sign up new Gift Aid donors
  • Make sure our rails and shelves are well-stocked, visually appealing and tidy
  • Prepare stock before it goes onto the shop floor - sorting, steaming and pricing.


Why choose Mencap? This is what our volunteers say:

‘Come and volunteer you will get all the experience you need and meet new people and talk to the customers who come into the shop’. Volunteer, Castleford

‘Friendly atmosphere and you get to meet new people!’ Volunteer, Derby


What you need to know:

  • Volunteer weekly for a few hours or a whole day (we’re open 7 days a week)
  • Travel expenses are paid back to you (up to £7.50 per day)
  • We will train you and support you every step of the way.


Apply below or pop in to your local store and speak to the manager.Click here for address and Map.

If you have any questions please email us volunteering@mencap.org.uk

    • Training and induction
    • To feel fully supported in your role
    • Meet new people
    • Learn new skills
    • Feel appreciated and valued