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Retail sales volunteer (Saturdays)

Volunteering in the Retail Sales role in a small charity means you’ll be working
closely with a team of passionate and dedicated people who are working hard to
make a difference. Although you may only be asked to help for a couple hours a
week, your support is invaluable because you’ll be helping to keep the retail spaces
fully stocked and fully functioning whilst also serving our customers. Duties will
include serving customers, sorting, tagging, steaming and hanging stock for our retail

About the opportunity

Are you looking for a volunteer role that will keep you fit and look after the
environment whilst helping us to raise much needed funds for our wonderful
Barnsley Hospice?

This volunteer role will support our Retail Sales Lead serving customers, sorting of
stock, hanging, tagging, steaming and general housekeeping. It is a varied role and
we welcome all applications.

This role offers volunteers the opportunity to gain experience in retail tasks within an
inclusive charity setting.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people: –


  • Able to give 2-4 hours of regular volunteering time each week between 9 am and 4 pm on Saturdays
  • Able to use Initiative
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Fun, Friendly / Personable
  • Quick and eager to learn


  • Knowledge of the hospice events
  • Knowledge of the geographical area

Practical Considerations

To be part of a charity that is consistently growing and developing, you will have the
opportunity to:

  • Gain a number skills by delivering excellent work
  • Gain sociable and computer skills.
  • Gain valuable experience to add to your C.V.
  • Receive a professional reference when you decide to move on

We will require you to provide us with

Overview of your organisation

Barnsley Hospice delivers wide-ranging support and personalised care to improve
the quality of life and wellbeing for people with specialist palliative and end of life
care needs. The service is available for all adults registered with a Barnsley GP, as
well as their family and friends.

The hospice has 10 inpatient beds, and also provides support and wellbeing
services and counselling services to patients, families and friends. The hospice is a
registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees. Fundraising and retail are vital
activities of the hospice. We employ over 100 staff and benefit from the help and
support of a large volunteer workforce.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome
applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome
applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+
candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to
increasing the representation of these groups at Barnsley Hospice.