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Volunteer in Skipton

Available roles in Skipton

Retail Assistant - Skipton

If you’re interested in welcoming and helping customers in this department store style shop or organising displays and goods behind-the-scenes, we encourage you to apply for this role.

Handyperson - Skipton

Are you a practical individual with DIY skills? Are you a joiner, electrician, plumber or painter and decorator who would like to volunteer at a time that suits you? If so we encourage you to apply and help us to maintain the Yorkshire Cancer Research retail outlets.

Volunteer in a Yorkshire Cancer Research shop

My mum died in November of 2022, and I actually first heard about the charity when they were suggested as a collection at her funeral. When I saw the advert for volunteers, it felt perfect, and everything aligned.

“I’d retired to look after my Mum, but I still wanted to keep busy, and volunteering felt like a good way to do that. If I can give a little bit back, at the same time as getting something positive out of it, it’s great.”

Skipton shop volunteer
Volunteer, Gillian inside Skipton Shop

What's in it for you?

In addition to positively contributing to your community and sense of wellbeing, volunteering with us has benefits for you too:

  • Develop skills such as teamwork, communication, till-operating and window dressing.
  • Receive full training and gain valuable experience which can enhance your CV.
  • Receive a reference for further education or job applications.
  • Gain recognition for your valuable efforts.
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A group of eight Yorkshire Cancer Research volunteers in blue t-shirts standing next to Yorkshire Cancer Research van

What our Skipton volunteers love about the shop

  • "In the style of a mini department store, it is unique to other charity shops."
  • "Volunteers are diverse with ages ranging from 14 to 84 and everyone brings their own expertise."
  • "Teamwork and high levels of satisfaction make it a great place to be."
  • "Gaining experience and skills to provide the best possible shopping experience for locals and tourists to Skipton alike."
Inside the Skipton shop, children's department.

Have a question about volunteering?

You can read through our frequently asked questions, or if you'd like to discuss any of the roles with our volunteering team, please send an email to