Hospice shops looking for extra help this volunteers week


Roles can be flexible to fit around other commitments

This week is Volunteers Week and Katharine House Hospice has launched a recruitment campaign to find more volunteers to work at their seven charity shops.

The shops serve as a vital income stream for the Adderbury based hospice, contributing around £370,000 each year.

Adults of all ages and backgrounds are being encouraged to donate some time at the retail outlets, including the two in Banbury, and one in Brackley.   Couples, friends, and relations can even volunteer together.

The roles available offer an opportunity to build customer service and retail skills, teamwork, and self-confidence, as well as meeting new people and having fun.

Scott Bloomfield, head of retail for Katharine House, said: “Most people think you have to make a regular commitment, but the truth is volunteering can be much more flexible and doesn’t have to interfere with your other obligations.

“Everything that our volunteers do makes a huge difference to Katharine House and the people we support, so whether you can spare a few hours or have a bit more time to sign up to a regular slot, we’d love to hear from you.”

Husband and wife David and Jen volunteer at the hospice’s Bicester shop.

David said: “We both volunteer because we are helping people who are near their end of their life.   We also enjoy working at the Bicester shop with the friendly and enthusiastic manager and meeting the other volunteers and customers.”

Find out more about volunteering at a Katharine House shop here.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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