Shop Volunteer at Cancer Research

Start Date:
South West
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Review Date:
May 2017

Review Score


1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I volunteered in a Cancer Research charity shop for around one year. I managed the till, the store upkeep, displays, item quality checking and assisted with accounting.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I developed teamwork skills and customer service techniques. I also learnt more about business accounting.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I experienced my work there greatly and am grateful for the opportunity.

4. How valued do you feel by Cancer Research?


I felt very valued and useful.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It was extremely well organised, I had no problem getting to work immediately.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I received a lot of support and advice from my manager.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I received a lot of support and advice from my manager.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I volunteered so was not paid.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?



9. Would you recommend Cancer Research to a friend?


9b. Why?

It was a very rewarding experience that I hope others have the opportunity to carry out.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Cancer Research?

Be friendly and willing to help as much as possible.

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