Volunteer Shop Support Worker
Red Balloon of the Air

Location: 16 – 18 Arbury Court, Arbury, CB4 2JQ

Hours: Between 1.5 and 4 hours when the shop is open: 10am – 2pm on Tuesdays. Term time only though happy if volunteers wish to also work during school holidays.

Summary of role

Are you ready to offer support and guidance to some of our young students who have been affected by bullying? If so, we have a rewarding opportunity for you to make a significant impact in supporting our students to engage with the community outside of our Centres in our Charity Shop.

We are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment for students who have experienced bullying and feel discouraged from pursuing their education in a mainstream setting. We understand that their journey to healing requires more than just academic lessons; it demands compassion, empathy, and unwavering support.

We are excited to announce our search for Volunteer Shop Support Workers to work alongside students of Red Balloon of the Air at a non-profit making shop selling donated items. Our students find social engagement challenging; our Volunteer Shop Support Workers will aim to boost their confidence and inspire them in a relaxed working environment.They will also offer students practical support in customer facing tasks in the shop and also ‘back of house’ tasks such as sorting items donated to the shop. We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, approachable and enjoy being around other people!

The full job description and person specifications are available via the link below.

Full role description

Volunteer Shop Support Worker

Application form

Volunteer Shop Support Worker

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this volunteer role, please complete this application form.

If you would like to hear about other volunteering opportunities, please complete this expression of interest form.

Do feel free to contact Anna Hanley, anna.hanley@rbair.org.uk if you have any questions about this particular role or volunteering, in general, at RBAir

Closing date:

There is currently no cliosing date for applications for this role. Recruitment for this position will remain open until the role is filled.


Red Balloon of the Air is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Red Balloon of the Air is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status.