Register your interest

Thank you for taking the time to register your interest in becoming a Retail Volunteer for The Children's Society. There are just a few pieces of information we need from you.

Applicants under 18 years old

We encourage applications for volunteering in our shops from anyone aged 14 or over. Unfortunately, we're not able to take applications from under 18s through our online form. If you're aged 14-17 and would like to find out more about volunteering, please find your nearest shop on our map and give them a ring or pop in to speak to the manager.

Please see our Privacy Policy for details of how we will use your personal information and keep it safe and secure.


Our commitment to safeguarding and safer recruitment

As a children’s charity, our top priority is the protection of the children, young people and vulnerable adults who interact with us in any way and we take all necessary steps to safeguard them and promote their welfare. This includes obtaining information about criminal convictions and, if the role is supporting young people in our services, a criminal records check before offering a volunteer role. The information is processed and stored securely and confidentially in line with General Data Protection Regulations. It is used for assessing the volunteering application only and will not be shared with any third parties. We assess every case individually in a fair, consistent and compliant way, and in line with Safer Recruitment principles. Applicants will not be prohibited from volunteering because of a conviction which does not indicate they may be a risk in the role for which they are applying.