Retail Assistant - Emmaus By The Sea

Sussex Emmaus

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Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing a purpose as well as a stable home for as long as someone needs it.

Whilst our amazing charity is doing all that it can to end homelessness, we still need our volunteers to help raise vital funds by working in our shops.

This role is perfect for anyone who is extremely personable and enjoys working in an eclectic shop environment. We have a wealth of interesting vintage and second hand stock which changes from week to week. Not only will you get the opportunity to help sort and price our treasure trove of bargains, but you will also get to work in a friendly team assisting the public with purchases.

Your duties can vary from sorting donations, to making beautiful displays or even manning the till. There is always something to do and never a dull moment at Emmaus By The Sea!


This is an opportunity to really make the role your own by bringing your own skillset and developing it further whilst benefiting a great charity.

We are a friendly community made up of volunteers, companions and staff. We encourage everyone to reach their full potential. Even though we have all different types of people here, we all have one thing in common – a desire to make a positive difference to our goal of ending homelessness.

What skills will I need?

  • A reliable, personable nature
  • A can-do attitude is the most valued attribute of all our volunteers.

Customer Service, Retail, Business are all desirable skills, but if you are willing to learn we can train you!


What skills will I gain?

  • Administration
  • Sales expertise
  • Experience working to targets
  • Impeccable organisational skills
  • Customer Service
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Teamwork.

When do I need to be available?

Details 2 - 7.5 hours available per day.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Emmaus By The Sea
Station Road
BN42 4AE

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training