Anytime during opening hours. The shops are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Saturday. They also open on the last Sunday of every month between 11am and 4pm.
An hour, a morning or afternoon, or a whole day.
Why we want you
These are new and exciting times for The Donkey Sanctuary, there are a variety of roles you can help with. To enable us to engage with a wider audience we have taken the exciting step to open charity shops.
Your contribution will make a real difference to donkeys and mules across the globe as your work will have a direct impact on our shops profits.
Why volunteer with us
By joining our team you will be able to see first-hand what we are doing to better the lives of donkeys and mules. You will get to meet new people and have the opportunity to make friends with others with similar interests. You will find out more about the local community. You will have the opportunity to develop or learn new skills. You might also see this as an opportunity to enhance your CV.
The skills/talents you’ll need
This role offers you the opportunity to help The Donkey Sanctuary with a variety of jobs. You will enjoy working as part of a team and be confident in meeting and greeting customers. You will be multi-skilled but most importantly you will have excellent customer care and enjoy working with members of the public.
Your role will include; processing sales on a till, serving drinks, clearing tables, keeping the café running smoothly and assisting others to ensure the store is well stocked with great displays. An ability to seek out a bargain will be very advantageous when sorting through the donated stock. Steaming clothes before they are added to the displays is also an important part of this role. Flexibility to move between the jobs described will be essential to keep a happy working environment and to benefit and maximise the success of the shop.
Ability to act as an ambassador and represent the charity in a positive way at all times, demonstrating our values of compassion, collaboration and creativity.
The Donkey Sanctuary is a worldwide donkey welfare charity. Our vision is a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. Our mission is to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life enhancing relationships.
If you have some spare time, and would like to volunteer, please fill out our online application form.
For more information
- Shop manager, Otley
Telephone: +44 (0) 1943 465491
- Shop manager,Tavistock
Telephone: to be confirmed
- The volunteering department, Sidmouth
Telephone: +44 (0) 1395 573066/573034