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Underage Sales Volunteers

Trading Standards are always looking for volunteers to assist them with test purchase operations across the County – do you know a young person who could help?

What does a Test Purchase Volunteer Do?

  • Enter shops, as directed, and attempt to purchase an age restricted product, such as alcohol or vapes.
  • Not engage in unnecessary conversation.
  • Be aware of surroundings and observant when inside a shop.
  • Engage with other volunteers; Trading Standards Staff and Police Officers.

Are there any specific qualifications or skills required?

  • Able to understand and follow instructions.
  • Good observational skills.
  • Truthful.
  • Patient.
  • Respectful.
  • A desire to help prevent criminal activities.

 Volunteer now 

To volunteer as an assistant register apply online or complete the form below.


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