Retail Volunteer

RSPB Dungeness

Dungeness, Kent

Volunteer • Full or Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

RSPB Dungeness is the RSPB’s oldest nature reserve, thriving with nature and history. The unique shingle landscape has been forming for thousands of years and is home to a whole host of wildlife, including five of the six rarest bumblebee species, a third of the UK’s wildflower species and a whole host of other invertebrates, fungi, lichen and of course birds.

We are visited by approximately 25,000 visitors each year, ranging from experienced birders to those adventuring to an RSPB reserve for their very first time. Our diversity of visitors is fantastic, and reflects the amazing diversity in our wildlife too!

We are looking for volunteers to help in our shops on reserves. Volunteers serve customers, stock shelves and make our shops a friendly place to visit. Profits made from our shops mean that we can continue to protect wildlife.

In order to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable and safe visit, we need a team of volunteers to help everything run smoothly. When people visit our shops, we want them to have a warm welcome and to be able to talk to the team about the products, such as bird food and feeders. We also need to ensure that shelves are stocked, and the retail space is clean and tidy. All this work requires a team of friendly and supportive people to help out. We simply can't run our shops without volunteers. Profits made from our shops mean that we can continue to protect wildlife, so they're an important part of our work.

Support and training will be provided but having the following skills or experience would be good:

  • Have good communication skills and enjoy talking to new people.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Willing to be flexible and take on different tasks as and when needed.
  • Prior retail experience.

This is a rewarding role with a friendly team during which you will learn new skills and gain experience working in the hospitality industry. The money raised through our retail and catering contributes to nature conservation, through the so you’ll get satisfaction from making a difference.

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