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About the organisation

Barnardo's

At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will ensure their needs are met and their voices are heard.

This belief started with our pioneering founder, Thomas Barnardo, who stood up for the most vulnerable children in society. We continue to fight for the UK’s most vulnerable children to realise his dream of a world where no child is turned away.

Barnardo’s is the children’s charity with the largest number of services on the ground in the UK: we run over 900 services in local communities. Our work includes reaching and helping children who have been sexually exploited, young people leaving the care system, children with a parent in prison and families struggling to cope. We find loving adoptive homes and foster placements for children in care.

Last year we transformed the lives of more than 200,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families. We helped many more by campaigning to change policy and public opinion.

Working behind the scenes is as important as being on stage! As a Stock Room Volunteer, your key role will be to make sure that quality stock is made ready to go on sale in the store.

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo’s work with children, young people and their families. Come join us!

Role Aim: 

Working behind the scenes is as important as being on stage! As a Stock Room Volunteer, your key role will be to make sure that quality stock is made ready to go on sale in the store.

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo’s work with children, young people and their families.

Duties: 

Unlike standard retail outlets, our stores offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the retail operation. Our Stock room Volunteers are trained to undertake a wide range of activities including:

*Looking through our donations to select and sort the quality stock for the shop floor.

*Sorting and organising stock in the stockroom so that the area is kept in order.

*Working behind the scenes to help to hang, size, steam and price stock.

*Making sure all stock is safe and in working order.

Skills needed: 

? A friendly and helpful manner

* Honesty and reliability

* Good organisational skills

* Ability to work efficiently

* Ability to work in a team

* Commitment to Barnardo’s Basis and Values

* Commitment to Barnardo’s Equality and Diversity

Training: 

? You will be trained in every aspect of your role and will receive an induction covering health and safety, safeguarding children and also our equality and diversity policies.

* We will provide you with all the support you need to feel confident in your role.

* We will provide you with all the support and advice you need to feel confident in your role with us.

Location: 
In Barnardo's retail store across London (multiple locations available)
Time commitment: 
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Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here