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Join an Age UK shop team

Help raise vital funds to support our much-needed services for older people

Join a team

What do shop volunteers do?

There are many ways you can support your local Age UK shop, whether it's behind the scenes or on the shop floor. The volunteer roles include:

  • serving customers
  • managing shop admin
  • sorting stock
  • creating window displays.

Why our shop volunteers are so important

We have over 400 shops across the country, raising vital funds to support our work with older people. Our donors recycle unwanted goods, including clothing, accessories, toys and bric-a-brac. It's fair to say that our shops couldn't open without the astonishing commitment from our volunteers!

What will I get out of it?

  • Age UK shops are fun places β€“ where new friends are made all the time
  • You'll learn new skills and build confidence
  • You'll get to support a great cause in the heart of your community
  • It's a wonderful opportunity to be part of a fantastic team
  • Agreed expenses

What is expected of me?

In preparation for becoming a volunteer, you'll need to complete a recruitment process which involves taking a reference. This can take up to 2 weeks but is often completed much sooner.

Once you've completed the recruitment process the amount of time you give can vary from as little as an hour a week to as much as you can spare.

Please note that our shop volunteers must be aged 16 or over. If you're under 16, have a look at our Small Acts of Kindness page for ideas about how you can help out.

Find your nearest Age UK Shop


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For more information call Age UK on 0800 169 8787.
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Last updated: Dec 28 2018

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