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Charity Shop Volunteers

Charity Shop Volunteers
St Gemma's Hospice
Description of the role:

Almost two thirds of our volunteers give their time in our chain of 23 charity shops which just couldn’t function without their willing help. The shops are located across the Leeds area so there is bound to be one near you – please take a look at our shops list by visiting www.st-gemma.co.uk/shops.

Working alongside the Shop Manager, you’ll become part of the team which generates as much income as possible to support patient care.

Tasks include:

• Receiving, sorting and pricing donated items including clothing, books and bric-a-brac
• Steaming clothes
• Serving customers
Operating the till
• Window dressing and merchandising

Volunteers work in shifts, often donating one or two mornings or afternoons per week but two hours once a week is also valuable. Shops are open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm so there will be times which fit in with your other activities.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

What we’d like from you
• To be polite, friendly and have good people skills
• Ability to work well within a small team
• Willingness and flexibility to undertake a range of practical duties and activities
• An understanding that you need to leave a message at the shop if unwell or unable to attend
• To be familiar with fire, health safety and reporting of incidents procedure – this will be part of your training

Practical information:

Volunteers work in shifts, often donating one or two mornings or afternoons per week but two hours once a week is also valuable. Shops are open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm so there will be times which fit in with your other activities.

What we will offer you
• The chance to develop customer service skills and stock control skills
• The opportunity to learn how to use a till
• The chance to work with a friendly team
• The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of local people
• A named line manager who will support you in your work
• An invitation to a Hospice wide induction
• Invitations to Volunteer thank you events


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
329 Harrogate Road
Leeds
LS7 6QD
Last updated: 28.02.2018
Organisation Information

St Gemma's provide the best possible care and quality of life for local people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses – both at the Hospice and out in the community.

They offer care tailored to the needs of patients and their carers in the Hospice’s 32 bed In-Patient Unit, through the St Gemma’s community team and via day services, which includes a Day Hospice and Out-Patient Department. Care is provided free-of-charge and is open to patients of all beliefs, religions and cultures.