We have six busy charity shops across Barking, Dagenham, Hornchurch and Upminster.  Each shop relies on teams of volunteers to keep us trading.  Our Retail Assistants work with the shop manager to prepare goods for sale, create window dressings and displays, assist customers, operate the cash register and process Gift Aid donations, as well as carrying out general housekeeping and cleaning.

What skills do we need?

We are looking for people who are friendly, polite and respectful and enjoy engaging with our customers.  You will need to be punctual and reliable and willing to learn new skills and get involved.  You also need to be able to work individually as well as part of a team.  Experience of shop work is beneficial, but not essential, as training is provided.

How much time will it take?

We operate on a flexible shift basis, with a shift usually lasting about 4 hours, or as agreed with the Shop Manager.  At least one shift per week is ideal to keep your skills up to date and to assist with the running of the shop.


Our shops are located at:

29 Faircross Parade, Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8UW

37 The Broadway, Elm Park, Hornchurch, RM12 4RN

794 Green Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1YT

5 Station Parade, Heathway, Dagenham, RM9 5AW

4 Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM12 6NJ

55 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, RM14 2AJ

What are the benefits?

You will gain first-hand experience of working in a retail environment and understanding sales processes.  You will also learn more about the charity sector.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to build customer service and communication skills.

For more information and to apply please email [email protected].