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Brilliant in every way
Floor Assistant (Former Employee), Runcorn, ENGJuly 30, 2014
I really enjoyed work on the shop floor as part of the team and working day to day with the public. It was also good because I had responsibilities of handling the money what the customers paid in. I also helped to stock the shelves and put the clothes on the rail and making sure that all clothes had the right tags and the right prices and when customers – more... had tried them on I made sure they were put back palpably. – less
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AGE UK
volunteer (Former Employee), lime streetJuly 29, 2014
Pros: keeping busy
Cons: long hours
My typical day at Age UK would be:
Processing payments, Preparing clothes for sale, Stock control and Customer service. I learnt how to interact with the customers and work in a team but also on my own initiative. the manager was very nice and always made sure everything was done correctly. My co-workers were ok I just found sometimes I was doing their – more... work as well. The hardest part of my job was the steaming of the clothes. The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with the customers and being kept busy – less
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Retail assistant
Retail Assistant (Former Employee), LowestoftJuly 19, 2014
Pros: meeting new people and knowing it was helping a charity.
Cons: small space to work.
For this roll i volunteered at a local charity shop. As part of my duties I was responsible for sorting out donations ready to be presented on shop floor. I also made sure stock was rotated regularly.
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Fun way to help others
Voluntary Work (Current Employee), Darlington, ENGJuly 15, 2014
Pros: flexible work hours
There are many different options for volunteer work at Age UK. I work under the befriending scheme, which allows me to help one elderly person that I was matched with and I visit with them at least once a week, to give them a chance to talk to someone and stop them from being lonely. This means that work hours are extremely flexible.
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Friendly and safe environment
Care Assistant (Current Employee), NorwichJuly 14, 2014
Pros: pros: lovely activities take place at the centre that everyone can take part in
Cons: cons: very hard working job, getting attached to people at the centre
I love volunteering at Marion Road Day Centre for the friendly atmosphere and tight bond of the staff. The hardest part of the job is definitely saying goodbye to clients that will no longer be returning to the day centre for whatever reason. The most enjoyable thing though, would probably be just simply spending time with and getting to know the clients – more... for who they really are. We all feel that if we know them then we can cater to all their needs and little personality quirks that they may have. – less
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productive and good workplace
Volunteer shop assistant (Current Employee), letchworth garden cityJuly 8, 2014
A typical day is serving different customers, Doing a stock rotation and putting more products out on the shop floor.
What i have learned from being a volunteer here is who to communicate with different people and more understanding about charities.
The most enjoyable part about this job is knowing that i have given the best customer satisfaction i – more... can give. – less
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rewarding and new experience
I currently volunteer (Current Employee), LondonJuly 4, 2014
the most enjoyable part of the job is being active - helping out where ever I'm needed, whether it be with a customer or at the back helping a colleague.
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fun place to work get to meet new people
Voluntary assistant (Current Employee), granthamJuly 4, 2014
Pros: get to meet new people
its a kind and caring place to work you can gain retail experience i have learned how to train other volunteers
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fun and hard working
Retail Assistant (Current Employee), Berwick-Upon-Tweed, ENGJune 28, 2014
Pros: discount on any thing in the shop
Cons: no free lunches
We open up start rotating and pricing things up then put new goods out whilst serving customers and keeping the shop floor clean and tidy
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Fun workplace
Shop Assistant (Former Employee), colchesterJune 27, 2014
Pros: great days
Cons: as a volunteer i wasnt payed but i knew that
I worked here as a volunteer while i was waiting to get a full time job secured. I enjoyed working with the public and the other volunteers.
It was monday to friday which suited my homelife.
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Fun and friendly
Volunteer (Current Employee), Skelmersdale, ENGJune 26, 2014
I worked at Age UK whilst studying at Edge Hill University. I helped the older generation with interactions with laptops, tablets and mobiles.
My 6 months at Age UK were fun, challenging and helpful; and have given me additional patience and team work within a working environment
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A great job knowing you are helping others
Care assistant (Former Employee), NWKJune 15, 2014
Morning we would give the clients their breakfast make sure they were fine. Play board games or just chat with clients. serve dinner and afterwards a game of bingo. some days we would take them on outings. We also done fundraising e.g. tombola, raffles, bonus ball and had entertainment
I had to let management updated on daily duties.
My work colleagues – more... were great to work with as they also kept the place buzzing for our clients making them happy.
The hardest part of my job was when I was concerned over the clients well being and having to contact the relevant people.
I just loved working with people and making a difference, perhaps I was the only person the client would see all week. Making people happy is the best feeling in the world. – less
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Hard working and dedicated company
Home Help assistant (Current Employee), Chelmsford, ENGJune 4, 2014
Cons: no breaks
cleaning elderly peoples homes, or going shopping for them, as they are no longer able to get about.
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enjoyable
Home Care Assistant (Former Employee), Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGJune 4, 2014
i would have stayed longer at this company if i had kept my full time hours and hadnt moved back home to huddersfield
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Stressful, hard work, worst job ever
Manager (Former Employee), Peterborough, ENGMay 28, 2014
Pros: local
Cons: too many to list
You are paid for 7 hours but the shop opens 9-5. It is expected that you get in early and work late. Rarely able to take lunch. Culture of blame, little management support. Systems out dated making managing shop difficult. Health and safety joke. An unsafe place to work. There is no charity here
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i loved working in AGE UK
Volunteer Shop Assistant (Former Employee), moor lane liverpoolMay 22, 2014
Pros: i learnt more about interacting with the public, i learnt about having pride in my work, dealing with conflict and working as a team.
Cons: having different managers some days
I loved working for Age uk , this placement was very beneficial for me and i learnt alot from this placement, i was welcomed into the shop as a friend from the beginning and appreciated the time the staff spent with me when i learnt something new and took abit longer the first time.
I am also grateful for the trust they had in me, only a week into the – more... placement i was helping with the banking and it meant alot to me that they trusted me with the banking tasks.
i enjoyed hearing peoples stories and working in a friendly atmosphere where i knew my work was appricated. – less
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fun workplace
Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee), leicesterMay 17, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours 40 hours a week
it was a fantastic job and i enjoyed every minute of working their
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good place to work
Sunday Assistant (Current Employee), Wisbech, ENGMay 15, 2014
its a good place to work and the staff are lovely to work with.
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Age UK
Volunteer work, Age UK (Former Employee), Horsham, ENGMay 14, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: not great staffing
This experience opened up the opportunity to interact with so many new types of people.
In daily life, it is not often that I come into contact with elderly people, but volunteering at Age UK, Horsham honestly showed me that most older people are still young at heart and desire to have just as much fun as the rest of us, only in a slightly less excitable – more... fashion.

The most fascinating person I met there was a lady with downs syndrome. As I have a brother with a more aggressive form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, I felt delighted to meet someone so kind and at ease with the world. I would have probably never spoken to an older downs syndrome sufferer had I not volunteered here. She was such a gentle, kind-hearted person, much alike other downs syndrome sufferers I have came into contact with! – less
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Fun workplace
volunteer (Current Employee), darwenMay 13, 2014
everyday is good, ive learnt customer skills, the management and co workers are brilliant, it goes slow sometimes and when its busy its the best time

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