Volunteer at Zest


Love fashion? Classic vinyl? Eco-friendly and vintage finds?

Volunteer with us at our Zest store in Ipswich.

Zest wants to reinvent the traditional charity shop; with our unique shop in Ipswich, you'll find a collection of stylish clothing from some of your favourite brands and designers alongside trendy homeware, gifts and accessories.

Why should I volunteer?

  • It's fun! There's a huge range of opportunities from putting outfits together, attending festivals like Latitude and working on our Depop store.
  • Gain confidence & new skills. Build your CV and social skills by volunteering with us. From customer service, merchandising and social media management, we will guide you along the way.
  • Work with a great team. Join like-minded people who are passionate about sustainable fashion and supporting the local community. We also hold socials so you can get to know everyone a bit more!
  • Support sustainable fashion. Buying secondhand fashion is one the best ways to be sustainable. We’re trying to change the way people think about charity shops by creating a curated selection of donated clothing and homewares displayed aesthetically. By volunteering, you’ll be helping us to encourage more people to shop secondhand and become more eco-conscious.
  • Make a difference. By giving some of your time in to volunteer in one of our shops you’re helping to support young adults with life-limiting conditions using our service at St Elizabeth Hospice. 
Zest Volunteer (1)
"I've made some great friends whilst being here"
"Zest has enabled me to improve my communication skills through talking to people from all walks of life, which will help me with my future career."
"I always start my shift at Zest with a smile and end it with an even bigger smile as it’s so rewarding."
"You don’t need to commit loads of times or have any previous experience in order to volunteer for Zest, as we offer training to all volunteers."
"Through volunteering I gained confidence and learnt new skills"
"Volunteering for Zest has given me real-world job experience"

If you’re interested in volunteering with us please speak to us in store, email volunteer@wearezest.org.uk or click the links below.

Whether it is just 1 hour a week or a whole day, you can get involved.

What's it like volunteering?

Read stories from our volunteers & staff on why they love working with Zest...

Volunteer with the service...

You can also help us at the hospice with Zest. Hear from Zest volunteers who work with young adult patients...

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Zest reinvents the charity shop

Click the link below to discover our Ipswich store.

Discover eco-friendly, second-hand fashion, vinyl, gifts and homeware.

Have items to donate?

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