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Thames Hospice - Retail Assistant (Langley)

Details of the Charity:

Thames Hospice is the local charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. A vital part of our work is also supporting their families and carers. We care for the phyical. social and psychological needs of our patients, not just the condition. Our highly skilled medical team works with the patient, their family and carers, to develop a complete programme of care tailored to their individual needs. Our services include therapy, nursing and medical care, as well as practical and emotional support in our Hospice at Windsor and in patients' homes. 

All our services are free, thanks to the generous support of fundraisers and donors. It costs £8 million every year to keep our Hospice running. We rely on our community for over 50% of the funds we have to raise annually to provide our services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need us.


Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Purpose of the role 

To help Thames Hospice genetate the income to provide servicess and care to patients with life limiting illness and to support their families and carers

Main tasks

  • Talking to customers and making them feel welcome in the shop
  • Advising and helping customers as they browse
  • Visual merchandising - ensuring the shop looks its best and is on-trend
  • Receive donated goods and sort, price and prepare for sale 
  • Operating the till and dealing with various types of payments
  • Answering customer enquiries 
  • Keeping an eye on the security of the shop
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment 
  • Promote Gift Aid, the Hospice Lottery and other incentives

Skills Required:

  • To be interested in the work of Thames Hospice
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to get along with people and work as part of a team 
  • Basic numeracy skills

Additional Benefits:

  • We will provide the training you need to feel confident in the role
  • You will receive mandatory Health and Safety training 
  • Support along the way
  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • 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 Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony
  • Interested? Apply below:
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