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Thames Hospice – Retail Assistant (Uxbridge)

Details of the Charity:

Thames Hospice is a local charity that provides expert care for those with life-limiting illnesses through our 17 bed Inpatient Unit, Community Therapy Unit and Hospice at Home service. It costs over £7 million every year to keep our vital services going. We rely on 80% of our costs from charitable donations, including in our shops, which enables us to provide our services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need us.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

This role is located at our shop in Uxbridge or in Gerrards Cross and hours are flexible, however volunteers tend to do a 4 hour shift on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Tasks include: visual merchandising, sorting donations, preparing them for sale, serving customers on the till and the shop floor and promoting the work of Thames Hospice.

Please state on your application which shop you would like to volunteer at.

Skills Required:

  • Good teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Good customer service

Additional Benefits:

  • In house training
  • Travel costs will be reimbursed
  • Options in future to complete in-house training in Visual Merchandising, Customer Service etc
  • Social events
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?