Volunteer in a Sense Shop

Volunteering in a Sense Shop is a fantastic way to meet people, share your interests and be a part of something really special in your local community.

Do you want to meet people, and get involved in your local community? Your friendly and sociable Sense shop team might have a role for you!

Volunteering in a Sense shop is a fantastic way to meet new people, share your interests and support your local community. Our wide range of opportunities and flexible approach mean that you decide exactly how and when you give your time. You could help 2 hours a week or 20: everything makes a vital contribution to our work.

You don’t need any experience to volunteer, but you do need to be 16 or over.



We were made to feel both welcome and valued, and managed to pick up new skills along the way!"

Sense volunteer

Where can I volunteer?

We have over 100 Sense Shops across England and Wales. We are always recruiting volunteers for specific shops which need your help, but if you don’t see an opening listed online, please do pop into your local shop to find out if there are any volunteering opportunities available.

What kind of volunteer are you?

Volunteering in a Sense shop is a fun and varied role which will suit your interests and experience. Our friendly shop volunteers will make you feel right at home and support you every step of the way.

  • Are you good at talking to and connecting with people? Welcome new and regular customers in to the shop and make Sense the place on your local high street where people most want to shop, donate and support.
  • Are you a creative type? Then help us to design eye-catching window displays to draw in customers!
  • Do you love reading or watching films? We need you to select, price and display our books and DVDs to make the most of the stock that's donated.
  • Or do you have a passion for fashion? Dig out vintage and retro designs to hang on our rails and give the shop that cutting edge.
  • Are you practical and organised? Support our teams to distribute stock, leaflets and other resources, or help with administration in the shop.
  • Do you enjoy using social media? Support us to maintain our shop’s social media accounts to raise awareness of the work that we do

“The manager and other volunteers in the shop made me feel immediately welcome and part of the team. It was a great place to volunteer and a friendly, customer based store”

Sense volunteer

Apply now

Every item sold in our shops helps us to support people with complex disabilities. Our volunteers are at the heart of our shops and local communities.

Find out more about the role by reading the role description.

Any questions?

Get in touch with our Volunteering team to find out more about volunteering in Sense Shops.

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