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Volunteer in our shops and warehouse

We have 19 shops throughout Worcestershire, and a warehouse in Leigh Sinton, which are always looking for volunteers. There are many different roles within our shops which include:

  • Stock preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing
  • Visual merchandising
  • Customer service assistants
  • Till work

Volunteer hours of work are usually 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm however, we are grateful to receive any help during these hours and are able to be flexible.

Click the links below for details of volunteer vacancies at our shops:

Barnards Green

Bewdley

Broadway

Bromsgrove

Déjà Vu

Evesham

Kidderminster

Malvern Link Bookshop

Malvern Link Department

Mealcheapen Street

St. John’s

St. Swithin’s Street

Tewkesbury Books

 

  • For the addresses, and video tours, of each shop please visit the Our Shops page on our website.

For more information on volunteering, contact Kirstie Smith, Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator. T: 01905 763963 | E: recruitment@strichards.org.uk 

“Why I volunteer”

“I enjoy my days here – I really do,” says Jane Foley who is part of the volunteer team at our shop in Upton upon Severn.

The former teaching assistant, whose husband was cared for by St Richard’s, has volunteered at the shop for two-and-a-half years.

Among her many duties are serving customers, sorting stock, helping with pricing items and making the tea.

She said: “I get to meet and talk to lots of people. I really do feel volunteering here is worthwhile – I’m doing something and I’m making a difference.”

 

Watch our Q&A on Facebook with Kirstie Smith, our HR and Volunteers team, and Bev Ellerton, Kidderminster Shop Manager, to find out more about what’s involved in being a shop volunteer.

 

“I like helping here, it gets me out and meeting people. The staff are very nice and helpful and I also get to meet lots of nice customers.”

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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: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • 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.