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volunteer (Current Employee), Huddersfield, ENGJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: get really good retail experience
Cons: unpaid
its a happy and fun enviroment and its an excellent company to work for
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Fun work place i enjoy being a volunteer
Charity Shop Volunteer (Current Employee), PortsladeJanuary 26, 2014
steaming clothes, pricing items, putting stock out on shop floor, enjoy working here as its for a good charity
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Friendly and Relaxed Work Environment
Data Entry Clerk (Current Employee), AshburtonJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: very friendly work colleagues
Cons: extremely repetitive work
Working at Age has been relaxing, the staff are all very friendly, including management, however, the reason I am looking for alternate work as this data entry role is both temporary and tedious.
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fun workplace but poor management
Voluntary Shop Assistant (Former Employee), Colne, ENGJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: staff are really good to get along with
Cons: lack of managerial expertise
the staff and the atmosphere was really good, however it lacked managerial skills.
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Experience
Stockroom Assistant (Former Employee), Coventry, ENGJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: valuable skills
Cons: long hours
The experience i acquired was great, i really enjoyed my time there meeting new people and learning new things and broadening my skills.
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Productive, positive environment
Volunteer Worker (Current Employee), Clevedon, ENGJanuary 4, 2014
Management, staff, and other volunteers are all very friendly. They have helped loads for my confidence.
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enjoyable job
driver/carer (Current Employee), Halifax, ENGDecember 22, 2013
Pros: job satisfaction
Cons: low salary
I work looking after elderly people at a day care centre, entertaining, cooking and helping elderly people have a better quality of life, The company provides excellent training in the care industry. I have and do work as a relief manager when needed I have attended a management course provided by the company, I work alongside caring and able individuals – more... as part of a team. The hardest part of my job is losing people you've cared for and the most enjoyable is when you do something for someone that makes them smile and makes a difference to their lives. – less
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productive and a fun workplace.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), darlingtonDecember 19, 2013
I personally thought it was fun to work there, i also learned everything you need to know when your wanting to work in retail they don't leave any thing out and if you needed any thing all you need to do is ask. The staff were very helpful and considerate. They were not the type of managers that never got involved in the daily tasks ahead because they – more... did. The other volunteers were kind and helpful they were always there if you needed their help or if your struggling to do the job on your own. my most enjoyable part was working on the till and everyday it got easier and easier. The hardest part of my day was when you were left on your own because there wasn't enough staff and you had to do everything including put the clothes out people keep coming down with and cleaning the shop floor as well as serve customers. – less
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Friendly and welcoming staff
Voluntary Worker (Former Employee), Ware, ENGDecember 19, 2013
Dealing with customers, sorting through donations, deliveries. Assisting manager with window displays and point of sale displays on the shop floor
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Productive, fun and freindly workplace
Volenteer (Current Employee), ExeterDecember 12, 2013
Pros: volenteer discount
Cons: can be rushed with large donations
As a volenteer at age i find the managment excellent, both towards customers and the staff.
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Good work place
CARE SUPPORT WORKER (Former Employee), London, ENGNovember 25, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: not enough work
Really nice people and clients to work for and with.Learned a lot enjoyable part was playing games with the clients.No part of the job was hard, i learned a great deal from staff.
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Friendly Environment
Shop Assitant (Former Employee), BirminghamNovember 24, 2013
I have worked as a Shop Assistant as a voluntary worker for a month
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Happy place to work in and very friendly
Volunteer (Current Employee), Sudbury, ENGNovember 10, 2013
Loved my time in Age UK. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I work either out the back sorting goods out or I'm on the till. There aren't really any hard parts of the job. If anything, doing a card transaction is the worst, as I am learning this at present. The best thing I enjoy is being on the till and meeting people and helping them with their – more... purchases. – less
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fun workplace
Sales / Stock Assistant -Volunteer (Former Employee), Kingston upon Hull, ENGNovember 7, 2013
i really enjoyed my time at age uk it fit easily into my lifestyle and i found that i enjoyed dealing with the customers and helping them to the best of my ability
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Relaxed and enjoyable and very benifical
Volunteer (Current Employee), West Wickham, ENGOctober 25, 2013
Volunteering here is brilliant, it is a very peaceful and enjoy place to work, and it is nice to know you are helping out.
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enjoyed working as a team member not a manager and being restpeced
Shop Manager (Former Employee), Peterborough, ENGOctober 25, 2013
Pros: n/a
Cons: heavy lifting on a daily
i use to go into work early to get things ready for the day meet volunters storted clothes steamed price computer work gift aide cleaning till work chatting to customers end of day reads cashing up going to the bank lock up after 5pm
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age uk
Assessor in Health and Social Care (Former Employee), ChesterfieldOctober 22, 2013
Pros: visiting all care and support areas
Cons: work load
was a 9-5 monday-friday job, but to keep up with the work load you would have to work through the weekend and most evenings too.Very little support from management.Working with people training in care was the most enjoyable part of my role i enjoyed passing my skills on to others
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Beneficial and Enjoyable
Voluntary Worker (Current Employee), Scunthorpe, ENGOctober 18, 2013
Pros: volunteer whenever you're free
Cons: back of shop very crammed
Working as a volunteer at a charity is really enjoyable, you meet some lovely and caring workers which it makes it really enjoyable working as a team. The place is always lively with many customers, and I'm always happy to help. Its enjoyable working in the back of the shop making sure donations are good enough standard to be put out on the shop floor. – more... Also its really fun seeing all different donations. The store is very friendly and helpful, and its a really good start for someone willing to help a charity or even just gain experience. – less
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Gained valuable experience
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee), Little SuttonOctober 17, 2013
I spent the majority of my time here at the back of house undertaking stock control. However, there were also times when I was required to help customers with any queries they had whilst I was conducting a stock replenishment. I decided to leave when I discovered I could not further my experience and gain any other skills.
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Flexible Fun Enjoyable
Volunteer (Current Employee), St. NeotsOctober 13, 2013
Pros: flexible hours, fairly easy tasks, training given when asked.
I usually help with steaming clothes so they are ready for the shop floor and keeping the process going so the other volunteers won't be held back from their tasks.
I've learned that being patient is key and good communication is always appreciated. I've learned how much work goes into volunteering at a charity shop and I have learned how to use equipment – more... in the stock room. I have asked for some time on the cash register and I am currently waiting for a time slot.
My co-workers are easy going and enjoy using their spare time to help the charity.
The hardest part of the job is when we are low on certain items that help to keep things moving in the stock room.
What I enjoy most is meeting volunteers, using my spare time to help the shop and learning how to use equipment. – less

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