Derian House charity shop looking for volunteers
May, 25 2021
Charity organisations are a positive benefit to the community. They cannot thrive though without the much needed help from volunteers. These willing people give up their time for the good of the charity and it’s scientifically proven that volunteering can do wonders for your mental and physical health.
Derian House Children’s Hospice is looking for new volunteers to lend a hand at the various charity shops across Lancashire.
Four areas in particular require assistance:-
The shops are designed to attract shoppers on the high street and provides a good income for the hospice which cares for over 400 seriously unwell babies, children and young people throughout the North West.
Volunteers mean every penny spent by shoppers can go directly to the care of the children who need it most. A volunteer needs to fit the criteria of being a friendly, sociable individual and someone who can give customers a good experience.
Frances Lees, Derian’s Volunteer Co-ordinator explains the positive benefits of volunteering,
“Volunteering is a great way of making new friends, learning new skills and giving back to your local community. There are so many good things about volunteering from meeting new people every day, increasing your confidence levels, enhancing your CV and learning new skills”.
- Serving customers
- Keeping them informed about the charity’s work
- Displaying goods
- Light cleaning
All within a Covid-safe environment.
Jade Louise Morris aged 23, volunteers at Derian House Children’s Hospice charity shop whilst studying for an NVQ in retail and she continues to find joy in volunteering,
“I’m gaining practical experience of working in a retail environment which is helping to support my studies. It’s also such a great feeling to know you’re making a difference and giving back”.
To register your interest for volunteering please contact Frances Lees on - 01772 233 300 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time to start giving back to the community.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger