We’re appealing for help from digitally-savvy volunteers happy to donate time to help out with our online shops

By News Team on July 20, 2018

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We’re appealing for local people to help grow the income from our eBay and Amazon shops, by volunteering a few hours a week at our distribution centre on Bankfield Industrial Estate in South Reddish.

The volunteers would be required to help with everything from researching a wide variety of items from antiques to video games, marketing them for sale in the online outlets, photographing products and optimising listings.  They’d also support the team with order fulfilment, including packaging items and managing their dispatch and shipping.

The hospice is a charity and we simply couldn’t continue caring for the thousands of local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses we support without donations, including those raised by our online and offline shops. We’re really keen to hear from anyone who is digitally focussed who might be happy to donate a few hours of their time to support our busy team. This may be a role for someone looking to gain work experience in sales, marketing, online retail, business or stock management, and will be really varied. We’re a friendly, dynamic team – and we can promise that no two days will be the same! We have to raise £20,000 a day to ensure the hospice can keep its doors open for patients, and the Trading Company activity plays a really important part in helping us to achieve that.  The eBay shop income has increased by 400% in recent months, and we’re really excited to work with a local volunteer who might be able to help us grow this even further.  Every penny really does help us to care for local patients. Amanda Brooks, Trading Company Manager at St Ann’s

Can you help?

For more information, or to offer to volunteer your time, please call 0161 477 0190, or email online@sah.org.uk