Our retail stores accept clothes, household items, furniture and bric-a-brac from the public. PAT testers play a key role preparing products for resale, making sure the items we sell in our retail stores and online are safe and work properly.
Inspect all electrical items that have been donated to the charity shop item review all cables for damage, cleanliness and general condition – is it genuinely fit for resale?
Check electrical items for a rating plate
Plugs are correctly wired, fused and pins insulated
Replace plugs if required
PAT test according to Class 1 or Class 2 rating
Record all PAT Tested items in line with NWAA procedure with description, model number, serial number and insulation class
What we need from you
Good people skills
A strong team player
Reliable and trustworthy
A willingness to undertake training and take direction
Time to spare – could you donate 4 hours or more of your time a week?
What we can offer you
An induction to the charity and role specific training
The chance to meet new people and be part of a friendly team
The opportunity to learn new skills or try something new
To gain valuable retail experience under the supervision of an experienced retail manager
Expenses in line with our volunteer expense policy
Support when you need it from the volunteer team or your retail manager
When and where can I volunteer?
We have 11 shops across the North West; Barrowford, Blackburn, Congleton, Garstang, Heswall, Kendal, Longridge, Lytham, Old Swan, Southport and Wilmslow, and our Donation Centre at Speke. Volunteer shifts are available 7 days a week between 9.30am and 4.30pm, with volunteers ideally helping for at least one half day per week.