Volunteer in our charity shops

Volunteer in our charity shops to make an enormous contribution to the work we do here at Woodgreen, helping us make a difference to the lives of pets and people across the UK. 

We need shop volunteers more than ever.

Volunteering with Woodgreen in our charity shops is incredibly rewarding, for you and pets in need. You’ll get the opportunity to keep yourself busy while learning new skills, gain valuable experience, complete qualifications in retail, strengthen your CV and make new friends.

From customer sales advisors to fashion enthusiasts, drivers, donation sorters, till operators and PAT testers, there are a variety of exciting roles available.

Want to become a charity shop volunteer?

Complete the form below and we’ll contact you about suitable roles.

“I started volunteering because I met some of the team and instantly felt like part of the Woodgreen family. Whilst volunteering for Woodgreen, I have achieved an NVQ in Retail.”

Tracy, Lead Volunteer

Charity shop volunteers: FAQ

You do not need any previous work experience or qualifications. All you need is at least one referee, your commitment to Woodgreen and promise to adhere to current COVID-19 trading rules.

It’s up to you, however much or as little time you wish to spare. All voluntary hours are negotiable and we will work around you.

Yes, we will provide all the training and support you need to help you perform your role confidently, effectively and safely.

You must be 14 years or older to become a charity shop volunteer; whether it’s for work experience, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or The Prince’s Trust scheme. We will require consent from a parent or guardian before your volunteering position commences.

Charity shop volunteers are provided with personal protective equipment and training. Within the shops, there are protective screens at the tills and thorough cleaning schedules, with ample space to allow for social distancing and customer flow. All donations are stored in isolation for 48 hours.