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Volunteer at your local shop

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!

Each shop is able to open its doors and welcome in customers with a smile, with the help and support of our wonderful group of volunteers. As well as being able to help our customers find good quality bargains in the shop, all of our volunteers are also helping to raise much needed funds to provide expert care in our three hospices. Every one of our volunteers brings something different to the team in the shop where they volunteer. Many have unique and interesting stories of how they came to volunteer and why they chose to join the CHSW team.

It's a nice way to meet people, by volunteering in a shop.

What roles can volunteers do?

You can be a general volunteer in any of the Children's Hospice South West shops, getting involved in a bit of everything or you can specialise 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?

How ever 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
  • Multi-Media
  • Ebay
  • Head Office Admin
  • Bric-a-brac
Register your interest to volunteer


Learning and development opportunities

Volunteering should be a rewarding experience that enables you to learn new skills and develop throughout your volunteering journey.

Join our team today!

Read our FAQs for answers to common questions about volunteering with us.

Before you apply, you might also like to read over our guidelines, an overview of what you can expect from us and what we expect from you when you join us as a volunteer.