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Volunteering Opportunity: Shop Stars at Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

  • Type of Activity:
    Retail and charity shops
  • Cause / Interest:
    Children, Youth
  • Geographical Area(s):
    Brighouse (56 Commercial Street, HD6 1AQ)
    King Cross Halifax (225 King Cross Road, HX1 3JL)
    Hebden Bridge (3 Valley Rd, HX7 7BB)
  • Times for the Opportunity:
    Monday AM, Monday PM, Wednesday PM, Friday PM, Saturday AM
  • Opportunity Type:
    Location
  • Volunteer Commitment:
    Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected)
  • Skills Required:
    Interpersonal skills, Teamwork
  • Skills To Gain:
    Listening and communication, Numeracy
  • Additional / Specific Suitability:
    Under 16s, Young People (16-25), Doing with a friend, Older People, Those looking for work

More Details About This Role

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions – plus their families. We help hundreds of children, and their families, through our Hospice at Home service and at our fantastic purpose-built building - Russell House. Our services have been rated as 'outstanding' by the CQC.

Right across West Yorkshire we provide superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, creative therapy, days out, memory making, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling, and much more, all available to the whole family.

We believe variety is the spice of life, so for our volunteers we like to make our roles varied so you can gain new experiences and enhance your skills – the role of Shop Assistant Volunteer may include;

• Ensuring quality customer service
• Handling money
• Introducing gift aid to donors
• Promoting the Forget Me Not lottery
• Sorting and steaming clothes
• Servicing customers
• Housing keeping and merchandising
• Be a positive role model for our younger volunteers
• Training, supporting & supervising young volunteers, work experience & other youth development schemes by using the ‘Welcome & Induction Booklet’

We ask volunteers to offer at least a half day each week but we are flexible. https://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/volunteering/current-volunteering-vacancies

What Could Someone Gain From This Role?

You would gain satisfaction at knowing you're contributing in making a difference to children and families who have limited time together.

Our shop teams are friendly and welcoming, often having a giggle together and enjoying working with the general public.

All training is free, high quality and really enjoyable.

WE ALSO WELCOME YOUNG VOLUNTEERS AGED 14-18 including those who are undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Award

Requirements and Benefits

We're looking for dedicated and trustworthy people, who are friendly and helpful to support us to raise much needed funds for our vital work for children and families in the area. We need volunteers for all 3 of our Calderdale shops - King Cross, Hebden Bridge and Brighouse.

It's helpful if you have done this sort of work before, however not essential because as we'll give you training to do the tasks we ask you to do. If you work in the shop you will need to be comfortable talking to members of the public and handling money.

• Are you honest, reliable and trustworthy
• Do you have the ability to ask for help when needed
• Are you open, positive & passionate about what we do as a charity

If the answer is yes, then we would love to hear from you!

Benefits to you include:
• Full induction & training provided
• An opportunity to enhance your CV
• Make new friends
• Flexible shifts
• Full retail experience
• Basic numeracy skills & language skills

We also reimburse out-of-pocket expenses to all volunteers.

Age / Gender Restrictions

14+

  • Type of Activity:
    Retail and charity shops
  • Cause / Interest:
    Children, Youth
  • Geographical Area(s):
    Brighouse (56 Commercial Street, HD6 1AQ)
    King Cross Halifax (225 King Cross Road, HX1 3JL)
    Hebden Bridge (3 Valley Rd, HX7 7BB)
  • Times for the Opportunity:
    Monday AM, Monday PM, Wednesday PM, Friday PM, Saturday AM
  • Opportunity Type:
    Location
  • Volunteer Commitment:
    Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected)
  • Skills Required:
    Interpersonal skills, Teamwork
  • Skills To Gain:
    Listening and communication, Numeracy
  • Additional / Specific Suitability:
    Under 16s, Young People (16-25), Doing with a friend, Older People, Those looking for work

More Details About This Role

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions – plus their families. We help hundreds of children, and their families, through our Hospice at Home service and at our fantastic purpose-built building - Russell House. Our services have been rated as 'outstanding' by the CQC.

Right across West Yorkshire we provide superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, creative therapy, days out, memory making, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling, and much more, all available to the whole family.

We believe variety is the spice of life, so for our volunteers we like to make our roles varied so you can gain new experiences and enhance your skills – the role of Shop Assistant Volunteer may include;

• Ensuring quality customer service
• Handling money
• Introducing gift aid to donors
• Promoting the Forget Me Not lottery
• Sorting and steaming clothes
• Servicing customers
• Housing keeping and merchandising
• Be a positive role model for our younger volunteers
• Training, supporting & supervising young volunteers, work experience & other youth development schemes by using the ‘Welcome & Induction Booklet’

We ask volunteers to offer at least a half day each week but we are flexible. https://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/volunteering/current-volunteering-vacancies

What Could Someone Gain From This Role?

You would gain satisfaction at knowing you're contributing in making a difference to children and families who have limited time together.

Our shop teams are friendly and welcoming, often having a giggle together and enjoying working with the general public.

All training is free, high quality and really enjoyable.

WE ALSO WELCOME YOUNG VOLUNTEERS AGED 14-18 including those who are undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Award

Requirements and Benefits

We're looking for dedicated and trustworthy people, who are friendly and helpful to support us to raise much needed funds for our vital work for children and families in the area. We need volunteers for all 3 of our Calderdale shops - King Cross, Hebden Bridge and Brighouse.

It's helpful if you have done this sort of work before, however not essential because as we'll give you training to do the tasks we ask you to do. If you work in the shop you will need to be comfortable talking to members of the public and handling money.

• Are you honest, reliable and trustworthy
• Do you have the ability to ask for help when needed
• Are you open, positive & passionate about what we do as a charity

If the answer is yes, then we would love to hear from you!

Benefits to you include:
• Full induction & training provided
• An opportunity to enhance your CV
• Make new friends
• Flexible shifts
• Full retail experience
• Basic numeracy skills & language skills

We also reimburse out-of-pocket expenses to all volunteers.

Age / Gender Restrictions

14+