St Luke’s are currently looking for volunteers aged 14+ to support us in our retail shops; Here is a link to our shops: https://www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/shops/find-our-shops
Their roles are quite different now, as you can imagine. Health & safety is very important to us and our shops have very strict measures in place to keep everyone safe.
Volunteering is a great way to build confidence, learn the skills needed to work in a paid retail role, meet new people and help us to support the Hospice. We have various roles available, such as queue buster, meet & greet roles, stockroom assistant, till operator, general shop floor and stock replenishment roles. These roles are available Monday to Saturday at the moment. (volunteers aged 14+).
Are also looking for support from volunteers or placements aged 18+ with sorting and processing donations in our new Donation Centre in S4 – anyone interested or doing a course in warehousing would find this environment quite different to our shops, they may be asked to help load and unload our vans, sort and process clothing and pick items to be distributed to our shops and help customers with donations and sign them up to Gift Aid. It’s a great place to get both experience of supporting a team in our giant stockroom and also some customer facing experience as a next step.
Our eBay department is located within the Donation Centre, we need help with listing items on eBay and Amazon and also packaging items for postage from Monday to Friday (volunteers aged 16+)
Here is a link to our DC page and Task Profiles attached ( We are in the process of updating this page with some new information coming in the next week or so):
A typical volunteer shift is 3-4 hours once a week and we are flexible as to fitting this around the free time you have and our needs.
With placements we are also really flexible – we usually say a 6-8 week placement, doing anything from a day per week up to 2 days works well – giving the individual the chance to learn different areas and get the most out of their placement. This can be 4 shifts or 2 full days spread across Monday – Saturday. Many of our placements become core volunteers after seeing the benefits of volunteering.
Our shops open up on the 12th April and it may take our managers a month or so to get back into the swing of things, however our Donation Centre would be a great place to start with any potential placements / volunteers after the 12th. We would be happy to host a teams meeting with anyone interested and then they could go to the DC to meet with Scott and the team for a potential taster session, or just a look around.
We were thinking of hosting an event on either 13th or 20th May – inviting organisations to invite their clients too – with a registration link for the day.
More info can be found here about our volunteer roles: https://www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-info
If you need any more information or are interested to apply or learn more, please get in touch with Fran.
Get in touch
Francesca Bradshaw, Senior Volunteer Coordinator, St Luke’s Hospice
Direct Dial: 0114 235 7548 Telephone Number: 0114 236 9911