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Become an underage-sales volunteer

Test purchasing is carried out on a wide range of age-restricted products to ensure that the law is being complied with. The legislation permits underage volunteers, who have been instructed by us, to attempt to buy age-restricted products from shops, pubs, restaurants etc, and any sales are investigated.

If you're aged between 16 and 18, and are interested in becoming an underage-sales volunteer, please contact us. All volunteers work in areas across Shropshire where they're unlikely to be recognised and are fully trained.

We're more than happy to discuss what's involved in being an underage-sales volunteer with you. We won't expect you to carry out the test purchasing if you decide that it's not for you, even if you decide this whilst carrying out the exercise. Volunteers can change their minds at any time.

Further information about test purchasing is available from Sally Jones on 01743 254156