Volunteer in a charity shop

We have over 180 shops in the UK and are looking for volunteers to support the running of those shops. You'll be helping change the lives of people living with a terminal illness.

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Why volunteer in one of our shops?

  • Gain retail experience.
  • Meet new people.
  • Support your local community.
  • Donate your skills and knowledge.
  • Be part of a friendly team.

Volunteers are involved in a wide range of roles and day-to-day activities that support the running of each store for two hours or more a week.

On the store floor you could be involved with providing excellent customer service, processing transactions on the tills, replenishing stock and putting up eye-catching displays to entice customers in.

Behind the scenes, volunteers get involved with store housekeeping and administration, sorting through donations to find those hidden gems and preparing goods for sale by sorting, steaming and pricing items.

Do you have specific retail skills to donate? We're also looking for volunteers with skills and ideas around visual merchandising, identifying stock generation channels and raising awareness of our charity shops. Using your local knowledge, you could help to maximize the shop’s potential.

Why I volunteer

“I do three days a week, which is perfect for me as I have time for other things and can still see my friends,” she says. “It’s nice to be able to do something useful. I’d recommend it to everyone.”

Read Cherry's story