Volunteer Book Sorter

Martlets Hospice / Martlets Trading
Hove, East Sussex
Voluntary Opportunity
25 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type

Volunteer Book Sorter

Martlets shops and online sites stock thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and games. It’s a busy operation as our shops are updated every day and we need a volunteer to join the team to sort through donated books and identify saleable items.

Where: Unit 6 Sussex House Business Park, 270-274 Old Shoreham Road Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7DX

When: Between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Usual minimum commitment: Weekly three-hour shift (flexible hours/days)


What you’ll be doing:

  • Sorting books which have been donated by our supporters and customers
  • Boxing books for processing in the Online Retail department
  • You will be mainly working independently, although support will be provided


What’s in it for you:

  • Being part of a friendly team of staff and volunteers
  • An opportunity to use and develop organisational skills
  • Reasonable expenses will be paid


Your skills and abilities:

  • Confident making accurate decisions regarding saleable items
  • Experience in stock processing – although not essential as training is provided
  • Reliable – able to follow instructions relating to values of items
  • Ability to work as directed and to feed back information about any issues
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team of staff and volunteers
  • Ability to lift items, boxes and crates



  • To attend Martlets Welcome day
  • Willing to take instructions
  • To be polite and reliable


How to apply: Download an application form or Fill out our online application form

Contact: People Services Team on 01273 718788 or email peopleservices@martlets.org.uk