Hospice Shop Retail Volunteer

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

Hospice Shop Retail Volunteer

The Martlets Hospice shop serves mainly patients, visitors, staff and our local neighbours. It’s a small but friendly shop which sells clothes, books, cards, confectionary, and toiletries. Our Hospice shop offers a unique opportunity to volunteer directly with patients and their families whilst gaining retail experience at the heart of the hospice. 

Where: Martlets Hospice, Wayfield Avenue, Hove BN3 7LW 

When: We are looking for someone to help out on weekday mornings 9am to 1pmor afternoons 1pm to 4.30pm 

Usual minimum commitment:  A weekly session


What you’ll be doing:

To assist the Area Manager with the smooth running of the shop. Duties to include:

  • Preparing stock ready for sale
  • Light cleaning of counters, clothes rails & dusting of stock
  • Serving customers, using cash register, accepting donations 

What’s in it for you:

  • Bring part of a small friendly team presenting the face of Martlets
  • Valuable work experience in a retail environment
  • A retail role at the heart of the hospice
  • Directly interacting with patients, families, and staff
  • Reasonable travel expenses will be paid 

Your skills and abilities

  • Friendly manner – good with people
  • Ability to listen and be sensitive to vulnerable patients and their families
  • Retail experience is always welcomed but not essential as training will be given 


  • To attend Martlets Welcome day and participate in any Martlets training relevant to the role
  • You will need to be reliable, flexible and willing to assist the Area Manager
  • Be committed to good customer service


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

Contact: People Services Team on 01273 718778 or email peopleservices@martlets.org.uk