Volunteer Shop Assistant – East Grinstead

We are looking for volunteers to help in our East Grinstead charity shop. Our charity shops across Sussex and Surrey are a vital way for us to raise important funds for St Catherine’s Hospice and we couldn’t do it without a team of hardworking volunteers. We’re currently looking for enthusiastic, friendly and motivated people to join us as new shop volunteers and help make a difference to the people we care for.

As a St Catherine’s Hospice volunteer shop assistant you’ll be involved in all sorts of activities and tasks in our charity shops: from helping with window dressing and sorting donations, to working behind the till and offering excellent customer service to our customers. The role will be hugely varied and can be flexible to your needs and interests, offering a rewarding experience while helping raise much needed income for the charity.

Volunteering with St Catherine's is a brilliant way of getting out and staying in touch. I'm a great believer that you get more joy from giving than receiving and I get a real, feel-good factor knowing I'm doing something good for the world and utilising my skills and experience.  I'd say just give it a try. I guarantee you'll enjoy it." – Peter, Volunteer in our Crawley Shop.

Volunteering in a St Catherine’s charity shop will not only provide you with excellent experience in retail and customer service, but is also a hugely rewarding way to meet new people and make a huge difference to a local charity.

You’ll get to work alongside a great team of other volunteers, who help us to sort and sell up to 378,000 items  in our charity shops – will you be there to help us raise even more money in the future?

Training, Support and Benefits

We provide a new-starter induction process, training opportunities and regular support for all volunteers.

Benefits for all volunteering roles include:

  • satisfaction of helping support local people and their loved ones when it’s needed most;
  • travel expenses reimbursed; the chance to boost your CV;
  • working as part of our expert team; enjoying regular social opportunities,
  • long service and annual recognition awards.


Whether you’re looking to spare two hours on the weekend or regular hours during the week, we’d love to hear from you whatever your availability. We understand that you may be volunteering around other commitments, so we will work together to find the days and hours that best suit you.

Our volunteer roles are open to anyone aged 14 and over, and no specific experience is needed although we’d love to hear from people with a specific background in retail.

To find out more about volunteering in a St Catherine’s Hospice charity shop, download and complete our application form today, or call our Volunteering Team on 01293 447351.

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Location 4 Whitehall Parade, London Road, East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Job Type Regular
Category Volunteering
Minimum age 14
Closing Date 2024/10/31
Description & Person Specification Download Volunteer Role Profile
Job Application Pack Download Application Form

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To apply for this role, please download the application form below and return it to us at volunteering@stch.org.uk.

Alternatively, if it’s easier, please use the form below to get the application posted or emailed to you.

If you have any questions, please let us know – we’re on 01293 447351 or volunteering@stch.org.uk.