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Merchandising Volunteer

Merchandising Volunteer
Disability Action Yorkshire
Description of the role:

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your creative flair in a welcoming and rewarding retail environment? Then we may have the role for you! We are looking for a creative, energetic and imaginative Volunteer Merchandiser to help us maximize selling opportunities in our furniture warehouse and promote Disability Action Yorkshire’s brand. Whether you already have visual merchandising experience or have a natural flair and are looking for some experience to enhance your CV, we can provide the opportunity to put your skills and ideas to good use.

Key tasks include:

• Carrying out internet research into current furniture, colour and décor trends
• Selecting stock for display
• Installing appealing, eye-catching displays with the aim of promoting products and increasing sales
• Dismantling displays
• Customer service

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

You will be given full training and any necessary ongoing support to carry out your volunteering role. We welcome and encourage volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and would particularly like to hear from volunteers who would enjoy using their creativity and commercial awareness to maximize sales.

The following skills and qualities would be beneficial:

• Ability to see the potential of all available stock and materials
• Interest in furniture and retail
• Ability to use large and small spaces effectively
• Flexibility to work independently and as part of a team
• Good communication and customer service skills
• Reliability

Practical information:

We can be flexible but are ideally looking for a few hours support once a week during office hours.

Full induction and ongoing training provided.

Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.

Good transport links (very near Hornbeam Park railway station).


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Unit i4A
Hornbeam Park Oval
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 20.06.2018
Organisation Information

We provide a variety of activities and services, all with the aim of increasing independence. We run a residential care home for younger adults (18 -65) with physical disabilities. We are experienced in providing support to people with a range of physical disabilities, although we do not provide nursing care. We provide a home care service for adults from the age of 18 in which includes personal care, domestic tasks and companionship. Our Training Service aims to train disabled people in all of the skills required to gain paid employment or volunteering opportunities.

We offer advice and practical support on helping someone to live their life more independently, including advice on Assistive Technology.

Our Buddying Scheme matches volunteers to enable people to achieve personal life goals, whatever they may be.

We provide fully accessible holiday accommodation in a beautiful lodge in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Our Furniture Enterprise sells pre-used, quality furniture, on a commission basis, to the general public.

Charity number: 1044373