Assistant Retail Volunteer  flexible-working

Julia's House
Dorset (GB)
24 May 2019
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type


At Julia’s House Children’s Hospice we have a variety of volunteering opportunities that are very flexible to suit you. Whether you are looking to volunteer for a couple of hours a week, a month, or a year then we would love to hear from you.


We have a variety of shops across Dorset and Wiltshire that we are looking to recruit volunteers to help support them.

In Dorset, we have shops in Bransgore, Broadstone, Christchurch, Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Wallisdown, Wimborne, Shaftesbury and in Wiltshire; Devizes and Salisbury.

Most of the locations have good bus links, and we do reimbursed reasonable travel expenses for our volunteers.

About us

Julia’s House Children’s Hospice is a lifeline for families facing a desperate reality – that their child may not live into adulthood. Our nurses and carers help families make the most of the time they have together, providing practical and emotional support through frequent, short breaks for mums and dads and social opportunities for the whole family.

Julia’s House can’t change the outcome for these families, but we can make a real difference to the quality of their lives.  We don’t just value our families at Julia’s House, we value our staff and volunteers, too. When you volunteer for Julia’s House you become part of our team and covered by our employee “CHILD” values.

What we offer

Full Training, no previous experience is required

Flexible hours to suit you

Reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred through volunteering

 Volunteer events

An opportunity to meet other volunteers and make new friends

The Role

Title: Assistant Retail Volunteer           

Responsible to: Shop Manager / Assistant Shop Manager

Overall Objective: To assist customers coming into the shops and selling donated goods

Key Tasks:                          

Sorting goods that come into the shop

Steaming and sizing clothing

Serving customers on the till

Keeping the shop floor and back of shop areas clean and tidy

 Some movement/lifting required

Answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries as they come in                                                    

Person specification:

Ability to work in a team

Good Physical condition

Friendly, polite, and welcoming


Transferrable skills 


Customer focussed

Quick learner


Good team player