Volunteer at our shops

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.

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

We’re looking for more volunteers for our 14 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. With fourteen unique St Ann’s Shops across Greater Manchester, find your local shop.

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:

  • Team work
  • 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!

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Register your interest

Register your interest to volunteer at our shops here.

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Shop volunteering opportunities

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

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Our shops

We have fourteen charity shops all over Greater Manchester.

Your volunteering stories

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