Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)

Retail Assistant, High Street, Godalming GU7 1DW

Join us in our exciting new venture as we open a new shop in Godalming.  As a volunteer retail assistant you will help the shop managers with the day to day running of the shop.

Duties and key responsibilities include:  helping customers and making them feel welcome, processing and pricing donations, operating the till, assisting with displays and helping with housekeeping in the shop, steaming and displaying clothing

Essential skills and experience:  customer focused, energetic and proactive, ability to get on with people and work in a team, flexible, a good dose of common sense

Volunteering in a shop can be great fun and is a good way to make new friends.

Hours: weekly 4 hour shift morning or afternoon.  Monday-Saturday 9.30am-1pm or 1pm-5pm, Sundays 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm.



Mission Statement

Shooting Star Children's Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes emergency respite care, symptom management and end-of-life care at Christopher's hospice in Guildford and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family at Shooting Star House in Hampton,

It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care and, with around 30% of our income coming from government funding, we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.

We have volunteer opportunities at our hospices and at our shops.   Volunteers roles are very varied and include helping on reception, in the kitchen, housekeeping, gardening, pool watching, admin, fundraising, shops and at our events.