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

2nd June 2017

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.