Volunteer opportunity

Shop assistant volunteers

We have many Chestnut Tree House charity shops across the whole of Sussex. We are looking for volunteers to join our team!

What’s the role?

Sales and merchandise assistants

If you are a savvy salesperson or have a passion for fashion, why not join our shop teams? A varied range of roles are on offer to help run the shop including customer service, sorting and prepping donated stock, and operating the till. Full training given.

Collectibles, media and book experts

Calling all bookworms, film fans, budding DJs and knowledgeable collectors! We need your expertise! Come and help us sort and value specialist items, collectibles, books and media. This role is available in both our shops and the retail distribution centre.

Find a location and time that suits you!

In our shops

We have 11 charity shops across East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire. We’re always looking for volunteers to join our teams.

When will I volunteer?

We have flexible hours and days available for each shop.

Interested in this opportunity?

Fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch soon. You can also apply for other roles that you’re interested in at the same time – just let us know!


Frequently asked questions

No previous experience needed!

All we ask for is a willingness to learn. You’ll also be provided with training on our retail standards and how to operate any equipment. Some heavy lifting may be required.

Some of the skills you’ll learn will be:

  • retail customer service
  • how to work on your own and as part of our team
  • insight into how a busy shop operates

Does this sound like you?

  • willing to uphold our retail standards through various cleaning tasks
  • ability to carry out instructions from staff
  • reliable and good time-keeping

Other opportunities you might be interested in

Have a look over all our volunteer opportunities. We're always adding more so please check back soon if none of these events are suitable for you.

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