Online Retail Volunteer

Department: Volunteer Services

Job Description:

Are you ready to be at the heart of our online sales revolution? As an Online Retail Enthusiast, you'll be an integral part of our dynamic team, shaping the future of our eBay shop. With your keen eye for detail and passion for organisation, you'll play an important role in maximizing the potential of our donated items.  

From researching and describing to photographing and posting, you'll be at the heart of it all. And the best part? You'll be making a real difference by raising funds to support your local community.  

Key Tasks:

Your responsibilities will include:

· Researching donated items to assess their value

· Preparing items to make the most of our donations

· Writing accurate product descriptions for our website

· Taking quality photographs to attract online customers

· Packing and dispatching online orders

· Specializing in specific product categories based on your interests

As an Online Retail Volunteer, we’ll provide you with all the training and support you need to become an integral part of our Online Retail team.

While no specific skills or experience are required, the following attributes are beneficial:

· Happy to work as part of a team

· Eagerness to learn new skills  

· Basic IT skill and confidence using a computer

· Good organizational skills and attention to detail

What You Will Gain?

Volunteering is a great experience and there are lots of brilliant benefits you can expect, including:

· Insight into the Charity e-commerce sales sector

· Learn new skills and add some sparkle to your CV

· Grow your confidence and meet new people

· Have the freedom to volunteer when it suits you best, whether you're in school, at work, or just busy with life

· Join a great group of volunteers who are all about making a difference and having fun whilst doing it


The Kirkwood Distribution Center, Sands Mill, Mirfield

Interested in this role?  

If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with our Volunteer Team. We aim to respond within 48 working hours.  


Or call: Tel: 01484 557 900  

Volunteering at The Kirkwood

Volunteering with The Kirkwood is open to people of all ages and backgrounds. And the great thing is that a little of your time can make a massive difference to what we can achieve!

Volunteering has been a part of the fabric of The Kirkwood since the idea of a ‘Hospice for Kirklees’ was first conceived over 35 years ago. Over the years, thousands of local people have offered their time and skills as volunteers, and The Kirkwood you see today is a testament to the fantastic contribution they have made.

Everyone associated with The Kirkwood knows only too well the real difference our volunteers make to the running of our services, and it’s true to say we simply couldn’t do it without them!  

And don’t forget, it’s not ‘all work and no play'! Volunteering with The Kirkwood gives you the chance to meet new people and make new friends, join in volunteer celebration events, socialise with other members of your team.  

Is it your time to make a difference?  

About The Kirkwood

The Kirkwood is a local Charity providing specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees living with life limiting illnesses in Kirklees.  

We are a team of clinical and medical professionals, fundraisers, chefs, receptionists and cleaners. We are supporters and volunteers. We are patients, carers and families. We are a movement of people motivated by our shared vision to provide the very best care for the people of Kirklees.


Please note that only one reference is needed for our retail roles. This reference must come from an individual you have known for a minimum of 12 months.

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