The Norfolk Hospice launches retail volunteer campaign
- By Elaine Bird
- 30 May 2022
- West Norfolk
The Hospice is launching a retail volunteer recruitment campaign - ‘Make a Difference’ – to help bolster their volunteer numbers.
The Norfolk Hospice, which has eight charity shops throughout North and West Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, have been extremely busy since lockdown ended with record numbers of both donated items and sales. However, their volunteer numbers are down and they are still desperately trying to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
As a registered independent charity, the Hillington-based Hospice relies on their retail volunteers who kindly donate their time to maximise the Hospice’s income, which in turn raises much needed funds for vital patient care.
Rebecca Walls, Voluntary Services Manager at The Norfolk Hospice, said:
“We are extremely grateful for our amazing retail volunteers who currently donate 500 hours of their time each week. Volunteering has many benefits, including learning new skills and meeting new people and we hope that this campaign will raise awareness in our local community of these benefits and help us to grow our team.
“Volunteers get to work with a great bunch of people, be part of a much loved local charity and make a difference to the lives of the people we care for and their families by helping our retail team raise a significant amount of money for the charity.”
“There are various roles that volunteers carry out, including sorting and pricing, preparing and tidying the items on sale, listing on eBay and till work.”
If you are interested in making a difference and becoming a retail volunteer for The Norfolk Hospice, please apply at www.norfolkhospice.org.uk/volunteer or phone 01485 601700.
They have shops in Hunstanton, Snettisham, Fakenham, Wisbech, Swaffham, Downham Market and two in King’s Lynn.