Volunteer in our shops
It takes on average, 12,000 volunteer hours each month to run all our Children's Hospice South West charity shops across the South West!
Become a shop volunteer
Each shop is able to open its doors and welcome customers with a smile, thanks to the help and support of our wonderful shop volunteers. As well as being able to help our customers find good quality bargains in the shop, our volunteers also help to raise much needed funds to provide expert care in our three hospices. Every one of our volunteers brings something different to the team and many have unique and interesting stories of how they came to volunteer and why they chose to do so for CHSW.
Read our FAQs for answers to common questions about volunteering with us. You might also like to read over our volunteering guidelines, an overview of what you can expect from us and what we expect from you when you join us as a volunteer.
Current retail volunteer roles
What do our shop volunteers do?
You can be a general volunteer in any of our shops, getting involved in a bit of everything or specialising in a particular area that's of interest to you. Perhaps you have some great experience already in an area that you can help us with? Or you'd like to gain some experience?
However you can help volunteer your time and skills, we welcome it.
Just some of the roles for shop volunteers:
- Books and media
- Till operative
- Customer service
- Visual merchandiser
Learning and development
Volunteering in one of our shops will give you the opportunity to gain valuable skills to improve your CV, meet new people, increase your and to be part of a committed team, whilst making a real difference. You may also have the opportunity to take nationally recognised vocational qualifications such as an NVQ.