Retail Assistant

The Retail Assistant role involves sorting donations of pre-loved clothing, bric-a-brac and furniture, and prepare them for sale. Sometimes hanging, sizing, steaming and labeling will be needed, rotating stock and keeping the shop clean and tidy. Helping at the counter with sales, cash handing and use of EFTPOS. We have stores in Manurewa, Takanini, Manukau, Howick, Pakuranga and The Gardens.

When you join our friendly team, we will provide all the training you need, you will work as part of a team with other volunteers and our shop managers are there to advise and assist you.


The ideal applicant will have an interest in people and in providing customer service in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner. Have a flexible attitude and have the ability to take on varied tasks. A team player who is able to take direction while also showing initiative and able to work independently. Must have understanding and respect for our multicultural community. There is light lifting involved and you will be on your feet for a reasonable length of time during a shift. Training will be on the job.

As the role involves cash handling and eftpos a Ministry of Justice check is required.
Tōtara Hospice as an organisation does not conscientiously object to anyone accessing their rights under the End of Life Choices Act when it passes into law in November this year. Our focus will remain, as it always has been, on delivering to the needs of our patients and whānau. We will respect and support patients who choose this option.

Time commitment:

Retail volunteer shifts are usually 3 or 4 hours once a week but we are flexible with the amount of time that you are able to give us. There are shifts available in all of our shops and they include weekdays and weekends.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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