Volunteer at our shops

Our shops couldn’t manage without the help and support of volunteers.

Our shops couldn’t manage without the help and support of volunteers. We raise thousands of pounds from our charity shops each year, which is then put towards funding patient care at each of our hospice sites. This is made possible by the work and commitment of our shop volunteers.

Have some spare time? We’d love your help.

We’re looking for more volunteers for our shops across Greater Manchester. Do you know anyone who would like to help? We need people of all ages (although they must be at least 16) and it’s a great way to meet new people and learn new skills.

What volunteering in a charity shop can do for you

As one of our dedicated charity shop volunteers, you will be the face of our charity, helping raise money and awareness for St Ann’s so we can continue being there for local families who need us.

There are many different roles that are covered by volunteers in each of our shops.

These include:

  • Accepting donations
  • Sorting
  • Steaming
  • Pricing
  • Window displays, merchandising
  • Serving customers
  • Promoting the hospice
  • General housekeeping
  • CD, DVD and book organisation
  • Collection and delivery of furniture
  • Movement of donations between shops

Volunteer near to home or close to your interests

We have flexible working hours available and would love for you to join one of our teams.

Alternatively, some of our shops specialise, and can provide a useful and unique experience learning about products you love. Choose a shop that sells what you are interested in:

We also have a number of roles in our retail head office which is based in Edgley and these include retail admin, online sales, and drivers for our van. Click here for more information on our volunteering opportunities.

You will gain invaluable skills and experience that will look great on your CV, such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Customer service
  • Responsibility
  • Data entry
  • Numeracy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Professionalism
  • Cash handling
  • Shop Presentation
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Working under pressure
  • General retail skills

Boost your CV, fundraise for charity, help your community, and have a good time! Apply to volunteer at a St Ann’s Shop today or alternatively, you can call our new Volunteer Services for shop enquiries by calling 0161 477 7839 from Monday to Friday, 10.00am while 14.00pm.

Volunteer application form (shop)

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  • The information you give on this application form will allow us to assess your suitability for voluntary work at St Ann’s Hospice and will enable us to match your skills, experience and availability to our current vacancies. Please complete all sections. All details will be treated as strictly confidential and will be held by St Ann’s Hospice and not disclosed to any other party without your consent.
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Volunteer at bridal shop

Shop volunteering opportunities

There are lots of different ways to get involved at our charity shops!

Your volunteering stories

Here are some of our volunteers stories and reasons why they volunteer for St Ann's.