Volunteer at our charity shops


With Covid restrictions easing we are launching some brand new opportunities at our charity shops around the country.

You may be looking for a volunteering opportunity that will give you the opportunity to be creative and use your skills and abilities. Charity shops involve a broad range of skills – both public facing and behind scenes - including:
  • being able to create fab window displays,
  • being a whizz with social media
  • being able to spot fashion brands
  • operating the till
  • sorting through donations of clothing, books and bric-a-brac
  • providing great customer service.

Similarly, you might be looking for a great team to volunteer with, or to gain some useful volunteering experience to put on your CV ready for your first or next career move.

The Salvation Army has charity shops around the UK and Ireland that exist to raise funds for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our communities. But in addition to that, a Salvation Army charity shop is a place where people can feel at home and find a friendly team and a sympathetic ear – providing a vital lifeline to many.

If you are looking to join a team of volunteers where no two days are the same, this could be the role for you. Whether it is 1 hour or 10 hours a week we want to hear from you.

illustration showing a Salvation Army charity shop on the high street.

Charity shop recruitment promotion 2021

During summer 2021 we are promoting the benefits of charity shop volunteering to the under 25s. Although our vacancies are open to all, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our Young People’s Guidelines here.

We just ask that your views are in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Salvation Army. Interested? Check out our roles today. Just click Apply to take you to the latest opportunities or pop into your local Salvation Army charity shop.

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