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Share your love of National Trust and Basildon Park with a wide range of people

Shop work / Retail volunteers needed for Basildon Park (National Trust) in RG8

Shop Assistant Volunteers provide a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors to Basildon Park, providing information about the property to ensure enjoyable visits for all.

The Trust’s shops are managed by its trading company, National Trust Enterprises Ltd. The profits generated by National Trust shops are used to support the work of the registered charity. Visitor Enjoyment Volunteers have an important role to play in the smooth running of National Trust shops.

What’s in it for you?

• Sharing your love of National Trust and Basildon Park with a wide range of people
• Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
• Being part of a small friendly and dedicated team

What’s involved?

• Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the National Trust.
• Ensuring that the shop is clean and tidy at all times
• Assisting in the receipt, checking, pricing and display of goods at all times
• Selling goods to the public, including use of till
• Maintaining the security of goods within the shop
• Attend stable yard briefing meeting at the beginning of each session
• Observing all prescribed financial systems and procedures
• Dealing with enquiries from visitors relating to Basildon and to the work of the National Trust in general
• To assist serving hot drinks and other refreshments as required
• Help on delivery days with checking, unpacking and pricing new stock

Contact person firstname
Ann Jenkin ,
Lastname
Their phone number?
01491 672933
Contact instructions?
Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday
Location address line 1
Basildon Park
Line 2
Lower Basildon
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG8 9NR

Map
Location description
Stable Yard
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Sat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Shop work / Retail
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Training given on shop
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Staff alway available
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Petrol expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
4
Opportunity added on
7 August 2018