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Volunteer in Retail in SVP Vincent’s charity shops


Volunteer in Retail in SVP Vincent’s charity shops

Vincent's charity shops - The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul


At a Glance

  • Start Date:31/07/2017
  • End Date:31/12/2019
  • Closing date:31/12/2019
  • Post Updated:18/02/2019
  • Min Hours:3-4 hours a week
  • Role Type:Shops/Retail

Requirements:Volunteers required to have skills or interest in retail, customer service, art, fashion, charity activities.


The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was established in 1844. We are the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland with over 11,000 volunteers.

Our Vincent’s shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.

The shops are managed by a small number of professional; assisted by a large number of volunteers; and by community employment trainees. The profits generated from the shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local Conferences to support those in need.

We propose lots of volunteer placements accross the island of Ireland

1- Find the nearest shop on
2- Call or drop into the store and speak with the shop manager/senior volunteer about the tasks, volunteer role and placement.
3- Apply instore filling in the application form.
4- Fill the online expression of interest form  **In the area of interest note “shop” and we will contact you**
If you have some difficulties in finding placement or have any other queries, email us at and we will get back to you.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Your Role as a Volunteer will be to carry out, to assist in general store duties and to ensure customers are priority at all times through the delivery of exceptional customer service. Working as a part of a team of volunteers under the guidance of the Shop Manager or Senior Volunteer you will have the opportunity to be involved in various tasks and responsibilities including duties listed below.


-Ensure the store’s housekeeping standards are maintained (keep floor clean & dry, identify and remove tripping hazards, keep the entrance and passage way free from obstruction, etc.)

- Process donations (receive, sort etc.)

-Steam clothes, pricing and tagging

- Make every effort to establish the true value of any donated item and ensure that this value is reflected in the pricing and subsequent sale of such items

- Assist with the display of stock and with the window display

- Assist the manager in ensuring store

- Assist or/and initiate the shop events or other additional shop activities

- assist organising various volunteer, customer appreciation events

- Assist with creative activities (make the out fits, make photos ect.)

Skills required for this role:

Interest or skills in Retail, Fashion, Customer service, Art

Basic of English would be desirable

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Any day of the week from Monday to Saturday. Shift should be agreed with shop manager/senior volunteer

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Volunteer application process will be presented by shop manager/ senior volunteer.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Rasa Visockiene

Address: Vincent's charity shops - The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, 91/92 Sean MacDermott street, Dublin 1,


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