Join our team as a Bric-a-Brac Volunteer

Like to rummage and have a keen eye for hidden gems? Then our Bric-a-Brac Volunteer role could be for you! Help the Life Shop sort through, prepare, and price bric-a-brac, collectables, and curios.

About the Bric-a-Brac Volunteer role

Volunteer Manager: Shop Manager or Assistant Shop Manager

Available locations: Belfast Shop, Breaston Shop, Derby Shop, Eastleigh Shop, Leicester Shop, Manchester Shop, Nuneaton Shop, Rugby Shop, Wolverhampton Shop.

Commitment: Minimum two hours per week; we’d love it if you could do more. Shifts vary and can be between one and seven hours long. You can agree timings with your volunteer manager. Most of our Life Shops are open six days a week.

What you'll be doing

  • Sorting donated bric-a-brac items and preparing them for sale. 
  • Delivering items as needed to the Shop floor. 
  • Arranging items for display. 
  • Identifying collectable items and items that aren’t sellable. 
  • Keeping the sorting room organised, tidy, safe, and secure. 

As a way of saying thank you, all Retail volunteers get a 20% discount when buying items in our Life Shops.

What you'll need

  • A friendly and helpful attitude. 
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team. 
  • Good listening and communication skills. 
  • Patience, sensitivity, and reliability. 
  • Previous stock room experience isn’t required but is a bonus. 

No formal experience is needed – we provide all the training!

What it’s like volunteering in our Life Shops

“I have very much enjoyed volunteering at the Life House over the years, maintaining the garden. Cutting the grass and trimming hedging and plants always makes the House look much better, every time I visit. It doesn’t take very long – about 90 minutes every week or so. Supporting the mums and babies at the House makes me feel good. Helps me keep fit too!”

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