Volunteer (Portland College Student Shop)


Monday - Friday, between 10am - 3:30pm (flexible)


Portland College



Volunteer (Portland College Student Shop)

Volunteer opportunity

Opportunity type/role: Volunteer (Portland College Student Shop)

Location / Department: Portland College

We are looking for people Monday through to Friday with between 10am - 3:30pm, but this can be flexible.

Our busiest times are during breaks and dinner, which are:

  • 10:30am -11:30am
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

About Portland College

We are a vibrant national charity supported by our patron, Her Majesty the Queen. We have been a specialist college for young people with disabilities and associated learning difficulties for over 65 years.

About Portland College student shop

The college student shop is a hub for learners to access support from their peers, find out whats going on in college, and to buy healthy snacks and treats to get them through the busy college day. We are looking for a volunteer to work in the college shop who can support learners who are on work experience and help learners understand more about the retail job role.

If you have worked in retail in the past and are looking to use your skills to help and support young people in developing their work skills, then this may be the role for you.

The benefits of volunteering at Portland College

We will provide you with a Volunteer Role Profile which details what your responsibilities are.

We will meet with you to check on your progress and to support you to develop in your role.

Role description

Tasks include all retail associated tasks, and helping learners to:

  • Serve customers
  • Develop money skillS
  • Communication skills
  • Use a till
  • Customer care
  • Stock taking
  • Making sure learners are working in a professional manner
  • Help learners work on specific employment skills
  • Feedback skills development to job coaches and tutors

The safety of our learners is paramount and therefor any applicant must have a DBS check prior to working on the campus.

Details of how to apply

For an informal discussion about the opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-coordinator on 01623 499106 or down load the application form from our website.