Our vision is for a world in which children and young people no longer face life-shortening conditions. And until that day comes, our mission will always be to offer them, and their families, as much support, love and laughter as they can handle. And to add in our special ingredient: the magic of yes.
We’re also determined to transform the world of children’s hospices. We’re tearing up the old rule books, taking a fresh and creative look at the way things are done. We’re offering new services that have never been done before. We’re listening and responding to children and their families, rather than telling them what they can or can’t do because ‘that’s the way it’s always been’.
We only ever say yes
We simply don’t believe in ‘can’t’. We always, always, always say yes to children and their families. And it’s that absolute determination to open up a world of possibility that means we can make magic happen.
We do new things
It was obvious to us that parents can face difficult news much earlier than children’s hospices have ever handled before. So we set up a service to support families during pregnancy and birth. No one else is doing what we’re doing to our scale. It’s so different, we’ve been invited to talk about it at international conferences.
Only the best is good enough
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which inspect hospices, rates us as ‘outstanding’. This puts us in the top 1% of all of the organisations they inspect. We’ll never stop working towards being the best we can be.
Volunteer Role TitleVolunteer Shop Assistant - Holmfirth
About the Volunteer RoleWe are looking for volunteers who strive to be brilliant – it’s not just money that keeps the cogs turning here at Forget Me Not, it’s our fantastic army of volunteers generously donating their time and effort! This role of Shop Assistant Volunteer may include: ensuring quality customer service, handling money, introducing gift aid to donors,sorting and steaming clothes, housekeeping and merchandising. For this role, we’d like to offer you half a day per week. This role may require you to have a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). All our volunteers are encouraged to attend training and volunteer meetings whenever possible.
Type Of RegularRequired to Volunteer on
DateMonday Daytime, Tuesday Daytime, Wednesday Daytime, Thursday Daytime, Friday Daytime, Saturday Daytime
Suitable for under 18'sYes
Minimum AgeMinimum of 14 years
Type of roleAdmin / Retail
Special RequirementsApplication form required, We offer Travel expenses.
Kirklees Rural (Colne Valley, Holme Valley, Kirkburton & Denby Dale)