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Age UK Hillingdon – Retail Shop Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

We have a proud history of 25 years’ service in the London Borough of Hillingdon and have grown to provide a wide range of services to meet the needs and demands of an increasing number of older people. Our mission is to make later life better for everyone in the Borough and our values underpin everything we do and our desire to highlight what is positive about age. We are passionate about making Hillingdon a great place to grow old in.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Volunteers will be helping out in the shop by:

  • Serving customers
  • Helping out with window displays
  • Sorting out old clothes and other various items donated
  • Steaming garments

We are currently seeking to recruit volunteers for the following days (Ruislip Shop – 105 Ruislip High Street, Ruislip, HA4 8JN):

  • Monday: 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm
  • Thursday: 1pm-5pm
  • Friday: 9am-1pm
  • Sunday: 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm (2x volunteers required)

(Hayes shop – 266 Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8BY):

  • Monday: 10am-1pm
  • Thursday: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm

Skills Required:

No formal experience is needed, as all necessary training will be given, but you will need to have:

  • Empathy and an understanding of issues facing older people returning home from hospital
  • Patience and sensitivity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Reliability
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to talk to a wide variety of people
  • Ability to speak with those hard of hearing
  • A commitment to the role

Additional Benefits:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Training provided
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?