Our charity shops rely on the generous donations made by the public to raise crucial funds for Marie Curie. From clothes, homeware, books, to CDs and DVDs, we sell a wide variety of products.
We are looking for volunteers to help collect donated goods from local homes, companies and other organizations.
Without the help of our dedicated volunteers we could not provide our customers with high quality items at affordable prices, all with the aim of raising funds so our nurses can continue to provide care to terminally ill people and support for their families.
Your role as a Stock Generation Volunteer is to support the Manager to ensure the shop has sufficient donated goods to achieve maximum sales.
Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following tasks:
• Arrange to collect goods from different donors and/ or arrange delivery of donations - as requested by the Shop Manager
• Drive to addresses, or make arrangements for the Area driver, to collect the goods and return them to the shop.
• Ensure all donors of goods are told about Gift Aid.
• Support with the sorting process of goods where applicable.
• Assist the Shop Manager, Community Fundraiser and local Fundraising Group to identify local companies and organisations with staff/members willing to give donations.
• Help set up and maintain a system to record collection requests, pick-ups and/ or deliveries
Help with other shop activities when required
Every day of your life matters, from the first to the last. We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel. We’ll be here for you and your family when you may feel like no-one else is, to help you cope when you don’t know how. Marie Curie Nurses care for you in your home, when you need them most, day or night. Our hospices are at the heart of communities around the UK. And our trained volunteers and advisers are here for you with practical information and support when you don’t know what to do next or just need to talk. We’ll be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.
Experience required: • Friendly, helpful and cheerful manner
• Flexible and able to commit to certain times/ days
• Confident in dealing with members of the public
• Able to lift bags and boxes of donations
• Access to a vehicle and a full driving licence, MOT and insurance certificates
Minimum age: 18
Training details: • An excellent opportunity to build on your skills in a charity environment
• An induction, training, support and supervision in your role
• Agreed reasonable out-of-pocket expenses