Here at Kirkwood Hospice we provide a range of care and support aimed at improving the lives of people affected by any life-limiting illness in our local communities. We are extremely fortunate to have the support and commitment of over 800 dedicated volunteers who work alongside staff in a variety of roles and departments. The Kirkwood Team work tirelessly to support people to improve their quality of life; remain as independent as possible; and maintain their dignity until the very end. Families and loved-ones are also supported during the illness and in bereavement.
We couldn’t do what we do without our loyal volunteers! We aim to offer the very best volunteering experience, including a comprehensive induction; an annual education & training programme; long-service awards; and volunteer & staff celebration events. We’d love to hear from you if you can spare some of your time to help Kirkwood care and extend its reach to others that could benefit from the services we provide.
Volunteering opportunities at Kirkwood Hospice are many and varied. If you’re looking for something local, each and every one of our 21 charity shops is continually taking on new volunteers. Likewise, there are always opportunities at the Hospice itself and if you’ve got a particular skill or talent that we’ve not yet thought about, then we’ll happily create a new role if it will benefit our cause. If you prefer to be out and about, Befriending and the Kirkwood Ambassador role offer exciting opportunities to put Kirkwood at the heart of local communities.
As a Kirkwood volunteer, you will be helping us to provide care to people from your own community who are affected by a life-limiting illness. A little of your time can make a massive difference to what we can achieve! Is it your time to make a difference? We hope to hear from you soon!
Volunteer Role TitleVolunteer Shop Assistant - Slaithwaite
About the Volunteer RoleThis role is based in our shop at 33 Britannia Road, Slaithwaite HD7 5HF. You will volunteer as part of a team to support the manager to process donations, maintain a vibrant, clean and well merchandised shop and deliver exceptional standards of customer care. You will be an ambassador for the brand, working on the frontline in our local communities, making everyone feel welcome and promoting our services by sharing Kirkwood stories. Key tasks will include: Accepting sorting and pricing stock donations. Steaming clothes ready for sale. Work on the till/cash handling. Sale and Promotion of Lottery tickets. Housekeeping and merchandising. Supporting the shop manager where required. Ideally you will be able to offer half a day per week (4 hours).
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sYes
Minimum Age16 years
Type of roleAdmin / Retail
Special RequirementsApplication form required, References required
Kirklees Rural (Colne Valley, Holme Valley, Kirkburton & Denby Dale)