Visual Merchandising Volunteer - Frome (Copy)

Cards for Good Causes

Name: Visual Merchandising Volunteer - Frome (Copy)
Organisation: Cards for Good Causes
Location: St Johns Church, Church Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1PL
Type: Short Term
We run as a Pop-up shop (typically from October - December) so we ask a short term, part time commitment

Description

Cards for Good Causes is the trading company of The 1959 group of Charities, supporting it’s 25 Members, as well as more than 200 local and national charities by selling a huge range of charity cards and gifts at more than 300 pop-up shops across the UK. We rely on the amazing support of more than 5,000 volunteers in order for this to happen. If you have time to spare, creative flair and good attention to detail then you can help make a difference to the lives of people across the UK

What’s involved?
• Helping out in one (or more!) of our shops, creating visually appealing displays to help sell our cards and gifts
• Producing display signage, and helping out with special promotions
• Sharing some of your expertise with our volunteers and volunteer managers for the future
• Doing a ‘comp. (comparison) shop’, letting us know what other card and gift retailers are doing well
• Giving valuable feedback to our Area and Regional Managers on what you’ve done in the store, and we can let you know how well it worked!

What’s in it for me?
• Gain hands-on experience of working within a friendly charity sector team
• The opportunity to use your creative skills to make a real difference
• A chance to build on your VM portfolio
• The opportunity to enhance your CV
• Help support charities you care about. From cancer and mental health to lifeboats and children’s causes, we partner with a wide range of national and regional charities and all profits from our shops go directly toward supporting their vital work
• Don’t worry if you haven’t done anything like this before. Full training and induction will be given
• We’ll write you a reference to give to future employers

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Organisation Description

Cards for Good Causes is the trading company of The 1959 group of Charities, supporting it’s 25 Members, as well as more than 200 local and national charities by selling a huge range of charity cards and gifts at more than 300 pop-up shops across the UK. We rely on the amazing support of more than 5,000 volunteers in order for this to happen.

Some of our member charities include Cancer Research UK, BHF, Barnardo's, Versus Arthritis, Alzheimer's Society, Age UK & many more.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Health & Hospices
  • Mental Health
  • Retail
  • Veterans & Armed Forces
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Christmas Volunteering
  • Community Health & Wellbeing

Types of Activity

  • Fundraising
  • General and Helping
  • Marketing, PR and Media
  • Retail and Charity Shops
  • Social media
  • Art and Crafts

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Full training will be given, all help is welcome!
A passion for visual merchandising & willingness to learn would be desirable


Benefits

• Gain hands-on experience of working within a friendly charity sector team
• The opportunity to use your creative skills to make a real difference
• A chance to build on your VM portfolio
• The opportunity to enhance your CV
• Help support charities you care about. From cancer and mental health to lifeboats and children’s causes, we partner with a wide range of national and regional charities and all profits from our shops go directly toward supporting their vital work
• Don’t worry if you haven’t done anything like this before. Full training and induction will be given
• We’ll write you a reference to give to future employers

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: 80
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: to be discussed
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Full training given
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References