Our charity shops contribute significant funds to the Hospice, which enable it to continue to support patients, and their families, across Hackney, Newham, and Tower Hamlets.

While volunteering in our shops, you will:

  • Serve customers, take payments, and provide good all-round customer service
  • Sort donated items and price up stock
  • Keep our shops looking great with excellent visual merchandising
  • Keep the shops tidy, clean, and well organised

You do not need to have worked in a retail environment, or as a volunteer before, as we offer full training. It is much more important to us that you are friendly, reliable, and able to commit to at least a shift or two.

In return, you will receive:

  • A warm welcome from St. Joseph’s Volunteers and Staff
  • Gain transferable skills and experience in the retail and charity sector
  • Improve your CV
  • Build your confidence
  • Do something you enjoy and believe in, and add value to your community
  • Have your expenses reimbursed for travel within TFL Zones 1 – 6, and a meal allowance to the value of £5 when you volunteer for 3 hours or more per day in the shops

How to apply:

All we ask is for you to complete a taster session in one of our shops, which should take about an hour, give you a chance to meet the Retail Supervisor and other members of the volunteering team, allow you to learn more about the role and what to expect on a ‘normal’ day, give you a chance to discuss your availability and what works best for you, and to complete a short application form.

Please contact the Volunteering Team by email to book a taster session at a time that suits you.