Tŷ Hafan - the Hospice for Children in Wales


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Are you looking for a rewarding way to make a difference in your community? Do you want to gain valuable skills and experience in the retail sector? If so, you might be interested in volunteering at our charity shop as part of your Duke of Edinburgh Award or Welsh Baccalaureate.

Our shops operate Monday-Saturday/Sunday, 9am-5pm and we appreciate any time you can spare; whether it's a few hours a week, a half day each week or several days per week.

This opportunity is a great way to develop new skills and enjoy yourself at the same time.

Our shops generate funds that directly support the whole family, from therapeutic services for children, to respite care for families, to sibling support activities & experiences.

By volunteering, you directly help us to raise essential funds for the children and families in our care.


Considerations:

Age requirements: 16+

Locations: Your local Ty Hafan shop (areas listed below)

Time commitment: Varied based on what you are able to do and the requirements of your award


About Tŷ Hafan:

Tŷ Hafan is a leading Welsh children's charity, with our hospice and headquarters based in Sully, Vale of Glamorgan.

We provide comfort, care and fun to children with life-shortening conditions, whilst supporting their families and helping them to make a short life, a full life; creating precious memories and helping them to make the most of the time they have together.

Tracy Jones, Director of Family Wellbeing and Outreach Services for Tŷ Hafan, said: “When families are told that their child’s life is going to be short, their whole world changes. It changes again when they realise they must consider end of life care, and again, when they finally lose their child.

“Tŷ Hafan is there to provide endless support to families from the moment their world changes.

“We can’t give a family more time, but Tŷ Hafan can make sure those families who find themselves facing a nightmare such as those faced by families in our care, have the time and the support they need.”


As a volunteer, you could be involved in various activities depending on your preferences, skills and experience, these include:

• Sorting and pricing donations according to our guidelines (or your own knowledge if applicable)

• Preparing items for sale, such as steaming, ironing, tagging and labeling

• Moving items from the stockroom to the shop floor

• Keeping the stockroom clean and safe of any hazards

• Following our health and safety procedures

• Working as part of a friendly team


What type of person are we looking for?

You will be:

• Reliable and punctual

• Have good communication skills and attention to detail

• Able to work independently, as part of a team and follow instructions

• Interested in retail and charity work

• Willing to learn new skills and take on new challenges


Here's what you can expect from our training program:

• A flexible schedule that suits your availability

• Learn about our purpose, vision, values and policies

• Learn how to handle, store and dispose of donated goods safely and hygienically

• Learn how to assist customers and answer queries

• Learn how charity shops operate and gain valuable retail knowledge


The benefits of becoming a Retail Stockroom Volunteer

• You can gain valuable work experience in a retail environment

• You can develop your customer service, teamwork and organizational skills

• You will support a good cause and help your local community

• You can meet new people and make new friends

• You will receive training and feedback from staff and managers 

• Most importantly - you will have fun, enjoy yourself and feel good about helping others! 


Shop areas:

Aberdare

Abergavenny

Barry High Street

Caerphilly

Cardigan

Carmarthen

Cwmbran

Cowbridge

Lampeter 

Llanelli 

Newport

Neath

Port Talbot

Porthcawl 

Penarth

Talbot Green 

Whitchurch


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!


This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.