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Discover how you can become a St Richard’s shop volunteer

2nd June 2017

St Swithin's Street shop volunteers Marion Woodhouse and Margaret Fluellen

Members of the community are being invited to discover the wide variety of volunteering opportunities available at the St Richard’s Hospice shops and warehouse.

A volunteers’ information event will be held at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, on Friday 9 June, from 11am to 1pm.

The hospice has 16 fabulous shops based in a variety of locations across Worcestershire – from Worcester city centre, to the picturesque Cotswold village of Broadway.

St Richard’s also operates a warehouse in Leigh Sinton where goods are stored and sorted by volunteers before being sold in the shops.

Kirstie Smith, Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, said: “We can’t do what we do without the support of our volunteers.

“This is an opportunity for local people to find out about the different roles available and how volunteering in the shops and Warehouse benefits the patients and families at the Hospice.

“We have around 400 volunteers in the shops but we still need more.

“Volunteering is an opportunity for new skills and experience to be gained, to make new friends and meet new people and give something back to the community.”

Volunteers staff St Richard’s shops in a range of roles – from preparing items for sale, to operating the till and creating eye-catching displays.

Along with general shops selling clothing and bric-a-brac, the hospice also runs furniture shops, a dedicated book shop, a dress agency and operates a café from its St Swithin’s Street store in Worcester.

In the last financial year, the St Richard’s shops generated £586,310 for the St Richard’s Hospice Foundation.

If you would like to attend the information event, please contact the HR and Volunteers department on 01905 763963.