Retail Assistant for a Sense shop in Essex

Our fantastic volunteers are the lifeblood of our shops.

They take on every job enthusiastically and contribute hugely in making our shops so welcoming and friendly.

Sense shop donations come from individuals, businesses, house clearances and other sources. We always need people to select, prepare and price the best quality items to sell, to stock the shelves, help on the till, and serve and assist customers.

Our volunteers with their individual talents and interests are responsible for creating eye-catching window displays, or categorising books and music.

Those with a passion for IT are busy with our data entry system, while volunteers with expert knowledge are always welcome to check our bric-a-brac. We recently sold a Clarice Cliff art deco vase for £950. Would you have noticed it?

Being a Sense shop volunteer is a great way to meet people. You'll join a team of more than 1,500 people - but we can always use more help.

There are Sense shops in the following Essex locations.

Billericay, Clacton on Sea, Colchester, Corringham, Frinton on Sea, Grays, Leigh on Sea, Loughton,



Shopfloor assistants and till operator

Window dressers; volunteer recruiters

Gift Aid volunteers

Stock processors

Book enthusiasts

Music lovers


Accessories specialists

Bric-a-brac experts


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Sense will reimburse agreed travel and subsistence costs for volunteers. You'll find out more about how to do this during your induction. We want to ensure volunteering is inclusive and accessible and that potential volunteers are not prevented from getting involved for financial reasons.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 24/02/2015

End Date: 31/08/2019

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This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Colchester, Epping, Southend, Tendring, Thurrock

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