ID: 170295

Retail Shop Assistant - Edmonton

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Edmonton QLD

About this opportunity

Lifeline - Keeping Queenslanders safe. Lifeline is committed to bringing hope to Australians doing it tough. A trusted national charity, we’re driven by the belief that Australian lives lost to suicide can be prevented. In Queensland we deliver our 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline Crisis Support line through 10 Lifeline centres – providing suicide prevention services with a non-judgemental and compassionate listening ear. Backed by more than 6000 volunteers, our network of 130 Lifeline retail shops sell new, donated and pre-loved goods to help fund our crisis support services. We also export to overseas communities, sell rags to industry and run our Lifeline Bookfest and other events to further support our services and help save lives.

This volunteer opportunity will help to assist in the running of all aspects of a retail shop to directly fund our 24-hour crisis support line. Your few hours volunteering can and will help save lives!

Your energetic contribution of time to assist with donations, shop presentation and point of sale. We invite anyone with a customer first approach to service to join our volunteer team.

Join our friendly team of staff and volunteers working in a large store with a wide range of donated items, processing a high turnover of stock.

Tasks involved include: ▪ Customer service ▪ Point of sale transactions ▪ Stock preparation ▪ Shop presentation ▪ Labelling and pricing stock

This is a great opportunity to: ▪ Do something new and different, ▪ Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference, ▪ Enjoy social interaction with others

Skills Required:

▪ Good communication skills ▪ Customer service or retail experience advantageous but not essential

This role is accessible for people using: ▪ accessible toilets

UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

▪ Good communication skills
▪ Customer service or retail experience advantageous but not essential

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

◾ Shift Times: Wed 11am-5pm, Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 9am-12pm ◾ Minimum time commitment of 10-15 hours per Weekly

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Work Experience
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Retail & Sales
Training

An induction, orientation and relevant training will be provided on commencement.

Reimbursement

Expenses are generally not incurred by volunteers when conducting their role with UnitingCare