Would working voluntary in a Charity shop give me good (Shop) Work Experience?

I'm currently out of work and have lack of experience in any form of job except bar, although that was also a disaster. I was just wondering anyway coz i have been offered a temp job in a charity job, unpaid of course, but i'm just wondering would it help me by teaching me how tills work etc? And would it give me the experience in need to then qualify to work in other shops as a full time job? Thanks if you can reply!

Asked By: Redman - 7/3/2012
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It'll give you till experience (at least with handling cash, although different shops have different systems) so experience on one system doesn't always count as experience. Most charity shops have button tills, whilst most chains have touch screens... More
Answered By: Cynical_Student - 7/3/2012
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Yep, volunteering is a great way to gain customer service experience. And it can also help you learn more about how you deal with other people, like your volunteer manager and other volunteers. Of course, systems are different everywhere - I once volunteered at a coffee-shop church and their system was entirely touch... More
Answered By: Johnny - 7/3/2012
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