Tŷ Hafan - the Hospice for Children in Wales


Head Office & Community

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan and taking the first steps in helping us to make a short life, a full life.

Our current Volunteer Vacancies are outlined below. There is a huge range of ways you can volunteer for Tŷ Hafan, and it really doesn’t matter how much time you give. Every hour is precious and gratefully received.

Once you have found a role you like the sound of, you can apply by clicking the title of the general interest and then click the "fill in an application" button.

If you are interested in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan but the role you would like to do is not listed below, please get in touch with us at volunteering@tyhafan.org
We are open to discussing and creating new roles which suit you, your skills and/or experience. 


Overseas Applications

Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so we are not able to support any overseas VISA applications.


Useful Links

Ty Hafan's Volunteer Handbook

Volunteering FAQs - Ty Hafan

 

Head Office/Community Roles

Community Engagement Volunteer

Make a real difference to children in Wales with a life-shortening condition by becoming a Community Engagement Volunteer today!

Our Community Engagement Volunteers are an extension of our Fundraising team and act as champions for Tŷ Hafan within their local community.

They are passionate about their cause and eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

Supported by your local Regional Fundraiser, you will help us with various fundraising activities depending on your skills and confidence.

You will receive a full induction and ongoing training, as well as opportunities to meet other volunteers and have fun throughout the year.

We can't wait to welcome you!


Considerations:

Age requirement: 18+

Time commitment: Varied based on what you are able to do, but ideally, we would be looking for you to support for at least one day a month

Location: Across your local area


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

• Collecting and servicing donation boxes in your area and finding new places to place them

• Attending cheque presentations and giving talks about our work to local groups or schools

• Helping out at bucket collections and other fundraising events throughout the year

• Spreading the word about Tŷ Hafan's campaigns and events to your friends, family and contacts 

• Sharing your passion for what we do with your community


To be a Community Fundraising Volunteer, you need to have a good knowledge of your local area and potential supporters, and a genuine enthusiasm for our cause. It would also be helpful if you are:

• Able to speak Welsh (not essential for all volunteers, but we welcome Welsh speakers)

• Confident and comfortable speaking in public about what we do

• Familiar with using social media


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

• A comprehensive induction by a member of the Fundraising team, including a tour of the hospice to see the impact of your support

• An annual training day at the hospice with tips on delivering talks, updates on policies and procedures, and a celebration of your achievements 

• Regular contact from your Regional Fundraiser and invitations to team meetings and social events

• GDPR training on how to handle donations and cash safely and securely

• Exclusive access to some of our events as our guest;

• Reimbursement for travel expenses


The benefits of becoming a Community Engagement Volunteer:

• It's a great way to increase your knowledge of the charity sector, helping you in your personal and professional development

• You will make a positive impact in your community and beyond  

You can share your passion and knowledge about a cause that you care about with others

You can develop your communication, leadership and interpersonal skills while expanding your network and making new friends.

You can have fun and enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to our purpose

 You will be provided with Tŷ Hafan collateral such as an ID badge, T-shirt, and other branded materials where relevant. 


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 will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a Basic DBS check is required for this role.

Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02920 532 255 or email supportercare@tyhafan.org should you have any questions about the role.  

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

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not 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.

Crafts Volunteer

Are you creative, enthusiastic and have a passion for making things? Then join us as a volunteer in our amazing crafty workshop!

In this role, you will work with our talented team made up of the Handcrafted project manager and other multi-skilled volunteers to create beautiful, high quality items for our Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan Etsy shop.

By doing this, you will help us raise funds to support children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

The funds you help us raise will go towards providing care and support for the whole family. This includes therapy treatments for children, respite care for families, and activities and experiences for siblings.


Conditions:

Age requirement: 18+

Location: At our Head Office in Sully, Vale of Glamorgan

Time commitment: Flexible - Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 09.30 and 5pm


We are looking for volunteers who:

•  Can commit to at least 3 hours a week

•  Have sewing skills - hand or machine, embroidery

•  Have a passion for upcycling and craft

•  Are interested in running Handcrafted pop-up shops at events in the local community (optional).


The benefits of becoming a Crafts Volunteer:

•  You can express your creativity and passion for crafts by sharing your skills and talents with others

•  You will contribute to a good cause and make a positive impact on the lives of children and families

•  You will learn new techniques and improve your craft skills by working with other volunteers and experts

•  You can make new friends and have fun while doing something you love

•  You will enjoy a sense of community and belonging

•  You will boost your confidence and self-esteem by seeing the results of your work and receiving appreciation from others


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 will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a Basic DBS check is required for this role.

Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

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.

 

Gardening Volunteer (The Knap)

Do you love gardening and want to make a difference in your community? Join us as a volunteer gardener at our beautiful memorial flower garden in the Knap, Barry.

Tŷ Hafan are working in partnership with The Vale of Glamorgan Council to create a memorial flower garden at The Knap in Barry.

The garden serves as a peaceful and reflective space for the local community to honour the memory of those who have passed away, and to remember loved ones, whether connected directly to the hospice or not.   

You will be part of a friendly team of volunteers who take care of our new plot of land in the Knap, Barry. You will help with seasonal gardening tasks throughout the year. 


Considerations:

Minimum age requirement: 18

Location: Lakeside, The Knap, Barry, CF62 6YU 

Time commitment: Flexible around your availability

If you want to help out without being tied to a schedule, this is a perfect "micro-volunteering" option for you. You can join in whenever you have some free time and make a difference.


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

•  Weeding

•  Planting

•  Watering

•  General garden maintenance

•  Keeping grounds clean, tidy and presentable

•  Using small gardening tools


What skills will you need?

•  A warm and friendly disposition

•  The ability to work as part of a team and independently

•  The ability to work safely and to not endanger yourself or others and maintain a safe working environment


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

Full induction

Manual Handling training

Health and safety training


The benefits of becoming a Garden Volunteer

•  It's a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors

•  You can learn new skills, such as composting and pruning

•  You can make a positive impact on your community by helping to maintain and beautify public green spaces

•  Gardening can improve your physical and mental healthy by reducing stress, boosting mood and providing exercise

•  You can meet new people who share your passion for gardening and the environment

•  You can have fun while doing something meaningful and rewarding


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 will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a DBS check is not required for this role.

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.

Events Volunteer

Do you love meeting new people and making a difference in your community? Are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to spend your time or use your skills and talents? If so, you might be the perfect person for our Events Volunteer Role!

As a charity, Tŷ Hafan organizes many fundraising events throughout the year and we are also represented at wider fundraising events across our communities.

These events include our very own Family Fun Day, sporting events, community bucket collections in exciting venues, and much more.

These events attract thousands of people who want to support our cause, but we also need people who can help us behind the scenes to make them happen! That's where you come in..

By volunteering at an event, whether as a one-off or more regularly, you'll help us raise essential funds for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. You'll be making a huge difference.


Considerations:

Age Limit: 16+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Time Commitment: One off, long term, flexible, hours vary with each event


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

•  Event set up

•  Event registration

•  Bag drop/stall cover

•  Encourage, cheer on and motivate event participants

Marshalling

•  Handing out medals

•  Bucket collections

•  Support staff to deliver a safe event


What skills will you need?  

This role is perfect for someone who is friendly, approachable, enthusiastic and works well as part of a team.


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

The Tŷ Hafan team will give you all the information you need and help you get ready for the event. You will also receive a warm welcome and ongoing support on the day of the event.


The benefits of volunteering  at an event:

•  You can meet new people and expand your network of contacts and friends

•  You will make a positive difference in your community and support an amazing cause 

•  You will learn new skills and gain valuable experience that can boost your CV and career prospects

•  You can boost your personal growth and development

•  You can improve your health and well-being

•  You will gain free entry to many events

•  You will have a fun day out and enjoy yourself!

•  Commitment is flexible


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.

A DBS check is not required for this role.

We'll keep you posted on all the exciting events that you can be a part of. Just check your emails and sign up for the ones that interest you.

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.

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Hospice

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan and taking the first steps in helping us to make a short life, a full life.

Our current Volunteer Vacancies are outlined below. There is a huge range of ways you can volunteer for Tŷ Hafan, and it really doesn’t matter how much time you give. Every hour is precious and gratefully received.

Once you have found a role you like the sound of, you can apply by clicking the title of the general interest and then click the "fill in an application" button.

If you are interested in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan but the role you would like to do is not listed below, please get in touch with us at volunteering@tyhafan.org
We are open to discussing and creating new roles which suit you, your skills and/or experience. 


Overseas Applications

Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so we are not able to support any overseas VISA applications.


Useful Links

Ty Hafan's Volunteer Handbook

Volunteering FAQs - Ty Hafan

General Interests

Gardening Volunteer (Hospice)

Do you love gardening and making a difference in your community? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our Volunteer Gardener role!

As a Volunteer Gardener, you will help maintain and beautify our Hospice gardens, where we provide palliative care and support for children with life-shortening conditions. Gardening is not only a rewarding hobby, but also a therapeutic activity that can bring joy and comfort to those who need it the most. Join our team of compassionate and dedicated volunteers today, and help us create a green oasis for our hospice community.


Considerations:

Minimum age requirement: 18

Due to the nature of the activities and current projects, we are looking for volunteers with skills, in depth knowledge and experience in gardening, either as a profession or as a hobby. 

Our Garden volunteers help out on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday each week

Occasional weekend volunteering

Occasional attendance fundraising events for tools and plants (optional)


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

General garden maintenance

Keeping grounds clean, tidy and presentable

Project work such as our forest project

Using small gardening tools or larger equipment such as a leaf blower

Other ad-hoc tasks as and when required seasonally


We are looking for volunteers with:

Gardening experience, either as a profession or a hobby

A passion for gardening and a willingness to share skills and knowledge

A friendly and approachable personality

A good team player who can also confidently work independently

A sound knowledge of health and safety, with respect for yourself, others and the environment

A sincere understanding of the sensitive nature of volunteering in a Hospice setting


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

A comprehensive introduction to our organization and your role

Health and safety training including manual handling and fire safety

A friendly and supportive facilities and volunteering team to assist you with any queries or concerns


The benefits of becoming a Gardening Volunteer

It's a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors

You can learn new skills, such as composting and pruning

You can make a positive impact on your community by helping to maintain and beautify public green spaces

Gardening can improve your physical and mental healthy by reducing stress, boosting mood and providing exercise

You can meet new people who share your passion for gardening and the environment

You can have fun while doing something meaningful and rewarding


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 will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a Basic DBS check is required for this role. Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

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.

 

Fill in an application

Retail Roles

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan and taking the first steps in helping us to make a short life, a full life.

Our current Volunteer Vacancies are outlined below. There is a huge range of ways you can volunteer for Tŷ Hafan, and it really doesn’t matter how much time you give. Every hour is precious and gratefully received.

Once you have found a role you like the sound of, you can apply by clicking the title of the general interest and then click the "fill in an application" button.

If you are interested in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan but the role you would like to do is not listed below, please get in touch with us at volunteering@tyhafan.org
We are open to discussing and creating new roles which suit you, your skills and/or experience. 


Overseas Applications

Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so we are not able to support any overseas VISA applications.


Useful Links

Ty Hafan's Volunteer Handbook

Volunteering FAQs - Ty Hafan

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Retail Roles

Retail Stockroom Volunteer - Adults

As a retail stockroom volunteer, you will help us sort, price and display donated items in our charity shop. You will also assist with keeping the stockroom organized and tidy. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable retail experience, meet new people and support children with life-shortening conditions, and their families.

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: Across our shop areas listed below

Time commitment: Varied based on what you are able to do and shop needs, but ideally, we would be looking for you to support for at least 2 hours a week


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 will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a DBS check is not required for this role.

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.

Till & Customer Service Volunteer - Adults

As a Till & Customer Service Volunteer, you will be responsible for greeting customers, processing sales and keeping the shop tidy and attractive. You will also be supporting our mission to help make a short life a full life for children in Wales with life-shortening illnesses. Join our team today and make a positive impact on your community and beyond!

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: Across our shop areas listed below

Time commitment: Varied based on what you are able to do and shop needs, but ideally, we would be looking for you to support for at least 2 hours a week


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 will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a DBS check is not required for this role.

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.

Volunteer Retail Assistant - Under 18

Do you want to make a positive impact in your area and have fun at the same time?

If you are aged 16 or older, you can join our amazing team of volunteers and help us to raise vital funds for children with life-shortening conditions.

This role offers a variety of different experiences, including learning how to merchandise and price items. You will also meet with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as gain valuable skills and experience for your future career.

We would love to have you on our team!

Whatever time or skills you have to donate, you can make a difference to the lives of children with life-shortening conditions, and their families in Wales, today. 


About the role:

This role will be based at your local Tŷ Hafan charity shop, working as part of a team of volunteers assisting the Shop Manager.  

Our shops are open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and we are entirely grateful for any time you are able to donate; whether that's 2 hours a week, a half day each week or multiple days per week.

Funds raised in our shops go directly towards caring for the entire family, from complimentary therapy treatments for children, to respite care for families, to sibling support activities & experiences. By volunteering, you directly help us to raise vital funds for children with life-shortening conditions and their families.


If you think you may be ready to join the Tŷ Hafan family and start making a meaningful impact on the lives of children with life-shortening conditions, and their families, please click here to view a full role description or here to fill in an application form.


Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so are unable to support any overseas VISA sponsorships/applications. 


Shop areas:

Aberdare 

Abergavenny

Cwmbran

Carmarthen

Cardigan

Lampeter

Llanelli

Neath 

Port Talbot 

Porthcawl 

Penarth 

Talbot Green

Whitchurch 

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.

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

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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.

Social Media Marketing Volunteer - Retail Shops

Are you passionate about social media and retail? Do you want to use your skills to make a positive impact in your community? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for a Retail Social Media Marketing Volunteer position.

As a volunteer, you will help create and manage engaging content for your local retail shop's social media platform (Instagram). You will also interact with customers and potential customers online, and promote our shop's products, services, and values. 

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in social media marketing, while also supporting your local Tŷ Hafan charity shop and our customers. 


Considerations:

Age requirements: 17+

Locations: Across one of our shop areas listed below

Time commitment: Varied based on what you are able to do, but ideally, we would be looking for you to support for at least 2 hours per week


About our Tŷ Hafan shops 

With 17 locations across South & West Wales, our shops are pivotal in raising funds to help us provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening illnesses and their families, across Wales. 

As well as raising funds, our shops are a presence in the communities we serve and are an important means of promoting the Tŷ Hafan brand in the community.  

Our shops are managed by a small paid team with the support of our volunteers, who so generously give up their time, and with the support of our donors whose stock allow us to keep our shops full and appealing to our customers. 


Why do we need your help? 

Each of our shops are unique thanks to our diverse shop teams and the fantastic donations we receive from our supporters. We want to celebrate and promote our shops to increase engagement and brand reputation, in the hopes of encouraging more people to shop with us, donate to us, volunteer with us and to become supporters of Tŷ Hafan.  


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

Researching and creating creative content for our Shops Instagram channel 

Advertising products we have for sale  

Thinking of innovative ways to drive engagement and increase followers to our Shops Instagram channel 

Photography and producing videos for Stories 

Keeping up to date with current trends 

This is an exciting opportunity to help us to maximise engagement, promote our products and raise awareness of Tŷ Hafan's campaigns.


What type of person are we looking for?

Ideally you will have experience or a keen interest in using social media and producing content, particularly for Instagram. You will also have good written communication skills with good attention to detail and the ability to think creatively. Photography experience is desirable but not essential.


What difference will you make? 

Our Shops Instagram presence is something we really need help developing to promote our shops. Our shops are one of our main income streams for raising much needed funds to support children in Wales with life-limiting illnesses, but we would like to have a bigger impact and reach a new audience!   

You will be helping to essentially encourage more people to visit our shops, to buy and to donate, so that we can raise more money for the children and families in our care.  

Our volunteers are the bread and butter of the charity and we really couldn't carry on without them. You will be part of an amazing family of like-minded individuals who all want the same thing - to see our hospice thrive and to see smiles on the faces of young children!   


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

You will be fully briefed by the Tŷ Hafan team and a full induction will be provided to include:

Social Media Marketing Training

Privacy and Data Protection

Tŷ Hafan’s Brand Guidelines

Other ad-hoc training relevant to your role


The benefits of becoming a Retail Social Media Marketing Volunteer

• You can gain valuable skills in digital communication, content creation and marketing

• Develop your communication, creativity and teamwork skills

• You can boost your CV and portfolio by showcasing your work for a good cause

• You can expand your neatwork and connect with life-minded professionals 

• You can increase awareness, engagement and funds with a cause that matters to you and your community

• Make a positive difference in the lives of children and families


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 will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a DBS check is not required for this role.

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.

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