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 email@example.com
We are open to discussing and creating new roles which suit you, your skills and/or experience.
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.
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.
This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not a legally binding one or an employment contract.
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.
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!
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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.