Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)


Retail Assistant,196 High Street, Guildford

Volunteer retail assistants assist the shop managers with the day to day running of the shop.

Duties and key responsibilities:

  • Helping customers and making them feel welcome
  • Processing and pricing donations
  • Operating the till
  • Assisting with displays and helping with housekeeping in the shop (Covid 19 protection measures are in place)
  • 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

Working in a shop can be great fun and is a good way to make friends!

Starting date: ASAP

Hours: 

- 10am-1pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

- 1pm-4pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

We would require you to carry out one regular session per week. 

You will need to be at least 16yrs old for this role (DofE 16+)

Please click on and complete the online application if you wish to volunteer or would like further details.

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 short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.

It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care and, with around 10% 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 working in reception, kitchens, housekeeping, gardening, pool watching, admin, fundraising, shops and at our events.