Visual Merchandiser Volunteer (Bradford Forster Square Superstore)

Barnardo's is a British charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, to care for vulnerable children and young people.It is the UK's largest children's charity.We protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children

We help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via our 800+ services across the UK.

Our amazing team of vibrant & diverse volunteers aged 14+ helps us run over 600 shops. Our stores sell lots of great donated & new goods to help raise vital funds to make a real difference to disadvantaged children, young people and families across the UK.

Our retail stores are the face of our charity on the high-street and in local communities. We have loads of amazing stock donated to us every week, and this all needs to be sorted, tagged and put on the shop-floor for sale!

Barnardo's receives donations of a variety of items which we sell in our Superstores. We are looking for a visual merchandiser volunteer to support with creating eye-catching shelves and window displays.

The role would be a great fit for someone who has a real passion for fashion, an eye for detail and understands basic principles of visual merchandising. Your role is to create amazing displays which will make Barnardo's stand out on the high street and encourage members of the public to come into our stores.

It would be great if you could volunteer one shift a week (or even more if you want) but we’re always happy to be flexible to work around your availability.

Why we want you: We are looking for a visual merchandiser volunteer to support with creating eye-catching displays within our stores.

What you will be doing: Creating eye-catching window displays. Merchandising shelves and dressing mannequins etc. Ensuring branding/marketing guidelines are met within the store. Prepare items for sale, including ensuring pricing is correct and visible. Support with any marketing campaigns in the store.

What's in it for you Volunteering in a fast paced and diverse environment. Have fun and meet new people. Develop skills for your CV including confidence, teamwork and problem solving. Make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. Learning and development opportunities through our Volunteer Academy which includes access to Level 2 Qualifications and other accredited courses. Full training and experience of working in retail as a volunteer.

Location: Unit 17/17a, 53 Valley Road, Forster Square Retail Park, Bradford, BD1 4RN, United Kingdom Minimum age: 14

Please note: This Superstore is opening soon.


The skills you need: Passion for fashion. Eye for detail. Knowledge/experience of visual merchandising principles. Friendly and helpful. Enthusiastic about the work of Barnardo’s. Flexible and willing to do a variety of tasks.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Minimum age is 14
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

Application Process

  • Application Form
  • Informal Discussion
  • Interview
  • References

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Availability Details

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Unit 17/17a, 53 Valley Road
Forster Square Retail Park

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