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Family Support Volunteers

Are you looking for a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of children and families facing life-shortening conditions? If so, you might be interested in one of our Family Support Volunteering roles!

Volunteering in one of our Family Support Volunteer roles is a rewarding and flexible way to provide practical and/or emotional support to families in their own environment.

You will be matched with a family based on your skills, availability and location and the family's needs. You will receive comprehensive training as well as ongoing supervision from our experienced Community Team. 

As a Family Support Volunteer and dependent on the role you are interested in doing, you may be helping families with social support such as befriending and being a listening ear or meeting a parent out for lunch/coffee, or you may support with more practical tasks such as household chores, shopping, gardening, maintenance and reading to children. You will also have the opportunity to join our network of volunteers and attend Tŷ Hafan social activities throughout the year. 

Volunteering to support our families is a great way to use your existing skills, learn new ones, meet new people and make a positive impact on your community.

If you are interested in volunteering in one of our Family Support Volunteer roles, please take a look below to find out what's available and submit an application form.

If it looks like there are currently no open opportunities in your area, please submit an application form anyway and we will get in touch to see if there are other ways you can support / to let you know when opportunities open up in your area.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Family Support Volunteer Manager at volunteer@tyhafan.org or call 029 2053 2254.

Mission Statement

When a child’s life will be short, no family should have to live it on their own. Our ambition is to ensure that all families have the care and support they need, in life, death and beyond.

Family Support Volunteer Role

Volunteer Gardener

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

Our Volunteer Gardeners provide gardening services to Tŷ Hafan families in their homes. Gardening may be provided to families on an ad-hoc basis or more regular depending on identified need.

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 families in need.

Click here to fill in an application form


Considerations:

Age requirement: 21+

Location: Swansea/Neath Port Talbot area

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

DBS check, references and induction/training course required before starting


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

Mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and pruning shrubs/trees

Disposal of garden waste

Planting bulbs and tidying up flower beds

General tidy up of outdoor spaces

Other ad-hoc gardening tasks on a seasonal basis


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

We are looking for volunteers who:

Have experience in gardening, either as a profession or hobby

Have a passion for gardening and a willingness to share their skills/knowledge

Are reliable and flexible and committed to volunteering on a longer term basis

Will follow our health and safety guidelines, policies and procedures and report any issues or concerns to the Family Support Volunteer Manager.

Are respectful of the privacy and preferences of the families

Are polite and friendly.


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

A comprehensive introduction to Tŷ Hafan and your role

Health and safety training

A friendly and supportive team to assist you with any queries or concerns through regular and ongoing meetings

Other role and organisation specific training


The benefits of becoming a Volunteer Gardener in Family Homes:

You can make a positive difference in the lives of children with life-shortening conditions and their families, by creating and maintaining beautiful outdoor spaces for them to enjoy

You can attend Volunteer Events throughout the year

Meet new people and join a friendly team of volunteers passionate about helping others

You can develop your existing gardening skills and knowledge

It’s a great way to connect with your community, nature and the outdoors

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

Expenses will be provided following discussion about the role


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 an Enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Once we have viewed your application form, we will be in touch for an informal discussion to ensure this role is right for you, before we progress.

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

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

Click here to fill in an application form


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.

  

Family Support Volunteer

Do you love helping others and making things clean and tidy? If you answered yes, then you might be the perfect candidate for our Domestic Support Volunteer role.

 As a Domestic Support Volunteer for Tŷ Hafan, you will assist families in need with various tasks such as cleaning, tidying up and laundry.

You will develop on your existing valuable skills and experience, as well as have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a positive impact on families with children with life-shortening illnesses.

Apply today to join our team of amazing volunteers!


Considerations:

Age requirement: 21+

Location: Swansea/Neath Port Talbot area

You would need to be able to travel back and forth to family homes

DBS check, references and induction/training course required before starting


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

You can make a big difference in the lives of families who have a child with a life shortening condition. You can help them with light housekeeping tasks such as; cleaning, dusting, vacuuming and laundry.

By doing this, you can help families create a tidy, clean and safe home environment that reduces their daily stress and worries. You can also help them to enjoy more quality time as a family. Depending on your skills, you may also be asked to help with small DIY tasks around the home.


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

We are looking for volunteers who:

Are able to empathize with the families you are helping and show them kindness and respect

Are reliable and flexible and committed to volunteering on a longer term basis

Will follow our health and safety guidelines, policies and procedures and report any issues or concerns to the Family Support Volunteer Manager.

Are respectful of the privacy, preferences and needs of the families you are supporting

Are polite and friendly 

•Are able to adapt to different situations and challenges

•Enjoy making a difference in the lives of others


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

A comprehensive introduction to Tŷ Hafan and your role

Health and safety training

A friendly and supportive team to assist you with any queries or concerns through regular and ongoing meetings

Other role and organisation specific training


The benefits of becoming a Domestic Support Volunteer:

You can make a positive difference in the lives of children with life-shortening conditions and their families, by helping them to maintain clean/organised indoor spaces

You can attend Volunteer Events throughout the year

Meet new people and join a friendly team of volunteers passionate about helping others

It’s a great way to connect with families in your community

Volunteering can improve your mental health by reducing stress and boosting mood

Expenses will be provided following discussion about the role


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 an Enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Once we have viewed your application form, we will be in touch for an informal discussion to ensure this role is right for you, before we progress.

Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing your 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

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!

Click here to fill in an application form


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


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

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 programme:

• 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!

Click here to fill in an application form

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.

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.

Click here to fill in an application form


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


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

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!

Click here to fill in an application form


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

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.

Click here to fill in an application form


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


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

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 Standard 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!

Click here to fill in an application form


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 Catering Assistant

We are Tŷ Hafan

We believe that when a child’s life will be short, no family should have to live it on their own.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money to support 10% of the families who need us.

By volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us. 

Through life, death and beyond. 


Do you have a passion for cooking or interest in working in a kitchen environment? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our kitchen volunteer position at the hospice.

Good food is central to the care we provide, from catering for specialist dietary needs in the everyday, to special occasions such as our annual memorial event.

The kitchen is situated immediately off the main lounge, the central hub of the Hospice, where families come together to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our talented head chef and his team.

For our children and their families, mealtimes provide comfort, a sense of normality and a chance to socialize. Without the stress of shopping, planning and clearing up - we take the pressure off.

Click here to fill in an application form


Considerations:

Age requirement: 18+

Time commitment: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.

.Location: This role will be based at the Tŷ Hafan Hospice in Sully assisting the kitchen staff. The kitchen is situated immediately off the lounge, the central hub of the Hospice, where families come together to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our talented head chef and the team.


Activities you could be involved in:  

Keeping the dining area neat and tidy by clearing away plates and crockery

Help with food preparation

For experienced chefs and bakers, there is an opportunity to get involved in cooking meals and baking goods

Wash dishes and utensils with kitchen equipment

Serve tea/coffee and food with a smile

Chat with staff, families and children and make them feel welcome


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

What skills will you need?

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to follow procedures and health and safety requirements

Physical strength to lift, carry and stand for long periods of time

Knowledge of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Procedures

Inclusive and non-judgmental attitude towards families, volunteers, staff and visitors


Here's what you can expect from our training:

You will receive a comprehensive induction

You will learn about health and safety in the kitchen

You will have the opportunity to earn your food hygiene certificate

You will work with friendly and supportive kitchen staff and volunteers

Opportunities to complete relevant e-learning


Benefits of becoming a Kitchen Volunteer

You can make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families by providing them with nutritious and delicious meals

You can learn new skills and gain valuable experience in food preparation, service and safety

You can meet new people and join a community of compassionate and dedicated volunteers who share your passion for cooking and helping others

You can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to a meaningful cause

You can express your creativity and personality through your cooking and baking

You will receive feedback and appreciation from hospice staff and guests


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 an Enhanced 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!

Click here to fill in an application form


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

Volunteer Retail Assistant - Under 18

We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who need us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


About the role:

As a retail volunteer, you will help us sort, price and display donated items in our charity shop. You will also assist with keeping the stockroom organised and tidy.

Our shops operate Monday-Saturday, 9am-4:45pm 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 medical care and therapeutic services for children, to emotional and practical care for families, to sibling support activities & experiences.

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


Considerations:

Age requirements: 16+

Locations: 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)

• Serving customers and taking donations

•  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

•  Working as part of a friendly team


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  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 Volunteer

• You can gain valuable work experience in a retail environment

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

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

• You can meet new people and make new friends

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


Shop areas:

Abergavenny

Barry High Street

Caerphilly

Cardigan

Carmarthen

Cwmbran

Cowbridge

Lampeter 

Llanelli 

Neath

Port Talbot

Porthcawl 

Penarth

Talbot Green 


Click here to fill in an application form

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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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.

Click here to fill in an application form


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:

Abergavenny

Barry High Street

Caerphilly

Cardigan

Carmarthen

Cwmbran

Cowbridge

Lampeter 

Llanelli 

Neath

Port Talbot

Porthcawl 

Penarth

Talbot Green 


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!

Click here to fill in an application form


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.

Carmarthen - Till & Customer Service Volunteer

We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who need us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


As a Till & Customer Service Volunteer at our Carmarthen shop, you will assist our shop managers with things such as serving and greeting customers and keeping the shop organised.

Our Carmarthen shop is located in a walkthrough shopping mall on the edge of Carmarthen town. The shop is well supported with donations and is historically our top performing Lottery shop.

Lee, Jem, Phil and team are always looking for new opportunities to generate income outside the shop including taking part in any of the shopping centre or community events.

The shop is open 9am-4:45pm Monday-Sunday and we appreciate any time you can spare.

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

Click here to fill in an application form or continue reading about this role below.


Considerations:

Age requirement: 16+

Location: Unit 5 Merlin's Walk, Greyfriars Shopping Centre, Carmarthen SA31 3BN 

Commitment: Ideally, we would be looking for your support for at least 2 hours a week.

Current available shifts: Monday AM/PM, Tuesday PM, Sunday AM/PM


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

•  Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all customers entering the shop

•  Delivering excellent customer service to ensure a pleasant shopping experience

•  Handling cash transactions and operating the till with accuracy

Encouraging customers to sign up for Gift Aid, which increases the value of their donations

• Selling and processing our raffle/lottery tickets

• Acting as an ambassador for Tŷ Hafan, promoting our Big Ambition within your local community.


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We ask that all colleagues and volunteers of Tŷ Hafan behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  Learn about our ambition, vision and values and how to talk about them

• A comprehensive training and induction tailored to your chosen role

• Learn how to assist customers and answer queries

• Learn how charity shops operate and gain valuable retail knowledge.


The benefits of becoming a Till & Customer Service Volunteer:

• You can gain valuable work experience in a retail environment.

• You can develop your customer service, teamwork and organisational skills.

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

• You can meet new people and make new friends.

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


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button below.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees.

Under 18s are not permitted to provide referees.

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

Click here to fill in an application form


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.

Cwmbran - Till & Customer Service Volunteer

We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who need us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


As a Till & Customer Service Volunteer at our Cwmbran shop, you will assist our shop managers by serving and greeting customers and keeping the shop organised.

Our Cwmbran shop has been open since 1997 and has consistently been one of our top performing shops.

The shop is in a great location in Cwmbran Shopping Centre, ensuring the shop gets the footfall and the stock donations.

Though in an ideal location, the hard work of Carole, Sue and Alison and the loyal volunteer team is the key to the success of the shop.

The shop is open 9am-4:45pm Monday-Sunday and we appreciate any time you can spare.

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

Click here to fill in an application form or continue reading about this role below.


Considerations:

Age requirement: 16+

Location: 5 General Rees Square, Cwmbran NP44 1AH  

Commitment: Ideally, we would be looking for your support for at least 2 hours a week.

Current available shifts: Monday AM, Wednesday PM, Friday PM, Saturday AM/PM, Sunday AM/PM


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

•  Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all customers entering the shop

•  Delivering excellent customer service to ensure a pleasant shopping experience

•  Handling cash transactions and operating the till with accuracy

Encouraging customers to sign up for Gift Aid, which increases the value of their donations

• Selling and processing our raffle/lottery tickets

• Acting as an ambassador for Tŷ Hafan, promoting our Big Ambition within your local community.


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We ask that all colleagues and volunteers of Tŷ Hafan behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  Learn about our purpose, vision and values and how to talk about them

• A comprehensive training and induction tailored to your chosen role

• Learn how to assist customers and answer queries

• Learn how charity shops operate and gain valuable retail knowledge.


The benefits of becoming a Till & Customer Service Volunteer:

• You can gain valuable work experience in a retail environment

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

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

• You can meet new people and make new friends

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


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button below.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees.

Under 18s are not permitted to provide referees.

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

Click here to fill in an application form


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.

Cwmbran - Stockroom Volunteer


We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who need us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


As a Stockroom Volunteer in our Cwmbran shop, you will help us sort, price and display donated items. You will also assist with keeping the stockroom organised 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 Cwmbran shop has been open since 1997 and has consistently been one of our top performing shops.

The shop is in a great location in Cwmbran Shopping Centre ensuring the shop gets the footfall and the stock donations.

Though in an ideal location, the hard work of Carole, Sue and Alison and the loyal volunteer team are the key to the success of the shop. 

The shop is open 9am-4:45pm Monday-Sunday and we appreciate any time you can spare.

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

Click here to fill in an application form or continue reading about this role below.


Considerations:

Age requirement: 16+

Location: 5 General Rees Square, Cwmbran NP44 1AH 

Commitment: Ideally, we would be looking for your support for at least 2 hours a week.

Current available shifts: Monday PM, Wednesday AM, Friday PM, Saturday AM/PM, Sunday AM/PM


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


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  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

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

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.

 

Click here to fill in an application form

Penarth - Stockroom Volunteer


We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who need us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


As a Stockroom Volunteer in our Penarth shop, you will help us sort, price and display donated items. You will also assist with keeping the stockroom organised 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 Penarth shop seeks to celebrate the town’s diversity in the way our team thoughtfully curates the mixture of preloved items its occupants have generously donated.

We offer high street to designer names, tea sets to linens, vinyl to hatpins, toys and books for all ages and plenty in between. 

Lisa and her team of superstar volunteers will do their best to help you find just the thing and the chance to buy a winning lottery ticket, too.

The shop is open 9am-4:45pm Monday-Sunday and we appreciate any time you can spare.

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

Click here to fill in an application form or continue reading about this role below.


Considerations:

Age requirement: 16+

Location: 1a Stanwell Road, Penarth CF64 2AB.

Commitment: Ideally, we would be looking for your support for at least 2 hours a week.

Current available shifts: Monday AM/PM, Tuesday AM/PM, Saturday AM/PM, Sunday AM/PM


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


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We ask that all colleagues and volunteers of Tŷ Hafan behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  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

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

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.

 

Click here to fill in an application form

Porthcawl - Till & Customer Service Volunteer

We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who need us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


As a Till & Customer Service Volunteer at our Porthcawl shop, you will assist our shop managers by serving and greeting customers and keeping the shop organised.

Porthcawl is a lovely destination seaside town with a one street shopping area in close proximity to beaches, a funfair and some fabulous ice cream parlours!

There is often entertainment in the band stand opposite the shop and who can forget the famous Elvis festival!

Mandy, Steph, Rachel and their loyal volunteer team provide first class customer service and have built relationships with our lovely regulars who shop with us, very kindly donate their pre-loved items as well as buy their weekly lottery ticket. 

The shop is open 9am-4:45pm Monday-Sunday and we appreciate any time you can spare.

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

Click here to fill in an application form or continue reading about this role below.


Considerations:

Age requirement: 16+

Location: 54 John Street, Porthcawl CF36 3BD

Commitment: Ideally, we would be looking for your support for at least 2 hours a week.

Current available shifts: Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Friday PM, Sunday AM/PM

We are also looking for volunteers with knowledge of jewellery.


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

•  Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all customers entering the shop

•  Delivering excellent customer service to ensure a pleasant shopping experience

•  Handling cash transactions and operating the till with accuracy

Encouraging customers to sign up for Gift Aid, which increases the value of their donations

• Selling and processing our raffle/lottery tickets

• Acting as an ambassador for Tŷ Hafan, promoting our Big Ambition within your local community.


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We ask that all colleagues and volunteers of Tŷ Hafan behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  Learn about our purpose, vision and values and how to talk about them

• A comprehensive training and induction tailored to your chosen role

• Learn how to assist customers and answer queries

• Learn how charity shops operate and gain valuable retail knowledge.


The benefits of becoming a Till & Customer Service Volunteer:

• You can gain valuable work experience in a retail environment

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

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

• You can meet new people and make new friends

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


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button below.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees.

Under 18s are not permitted to provide referees.

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

Click here to fill in an application form


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.

Port Talbot - Till & Customer Service Volunteer

We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who need us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


As a Till & Customer Service Volunteer at our Port Talbot shop, you will assist our shop managers by serving and greeting customers and keeping the shop organised.

Our Port Talbot shop, located in the Aberafan Shopping Centre, is one of our two outlet-style shops.

It offers a mix of full-priced items and mainly clearance stock from our other stores, ensuring we maximise income from all donations.

Alison, Lynne, and Juliet spearhead a dedicated team of volunteers who manage a significant turnover of stock weekly.

The team relishes any opportunity to dress up and are often seen in a variety of fancy-dress costumes.

The shop is open 9am-4:45pm Monday-Sunday and we appreciate any time you can spare.

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

Click here to fill in an application form or continue reading about this role below.


Considerations:

Age requirement: 16+

Location: Unit 28 Aberafan Shopping Centre, Port Talbot SA13 1PB 

Commitment: Ideally, we would be looking for your support for at least 2 hours a week.

Current available shifts: Monday-Sunday, AM & PM

We are also looking for volunteers with knowledge of jewellery and books.


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

•  Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all customers entering the shop

•  Delivering excellent customer service to ensure a pleasant shopping experience

•  Handling cash transactions and operating the till with accuracy

Encouraging customers to sign up for Gift Aid, which increases the value of their donations

• Selling and processing our raffle/lottery tickets

• Acting as an ambassador for Tŷ Hafan, promoting our Big Ambition within your local community.


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We ask that all colleagues and volunteers of Tŷ Hafan behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  Learn about our purpose, vision and values and how to talk about them

• A comprehensive training and induction tailored to your chosen role

• Learn how to assist customers and answer queries

• Learn how charity shops operate and gain valuable retail knowledge.


The benefits of becoming a Till & Customer Service Volunteer:

• You can gain valuable work experience in a retail environment

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

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

• You can meet new people and make new friends

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


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button below.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees.

Under 18s are not permitted to provide referees.

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

Click here to fill in an application form


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.

Port Talbot - Stockroom Volunteer


We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who need us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


As a Stockroom Volunteer in our Port Talbot shop, you will help us sort, price and display donated items. You will also assist with keeping the stockroom organised 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 Port Talbot shop, located in the Aberafan Shopping Centre, is one of our two outlet-style shops.

It offers a mix of full-priced items and mainly clearance stock from our other stores, ensuring we maximise income from all donations.

Alison, Lynne, and Juliet spearhead a dedicated team of volunteers who manage a significant turnover of stock weekly.

The team relishes any opportunity to dress up and are often seen in a variety of fancy-dress costumes.

The shop is open 9am-4:45pm Monday-Sunday and we appreciate any time you can spare.

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

Click here to fill in an application form or continue reading about this role below.


Considerations:

Age requirement: 16+

Location: Unit 28 Aberafan Shopping Centre, Port Talbot SA13 1PB 

Commitment: Ideally, we would be looking for your support for at least 2 hours a week.

Current available shifts: Monday-Sunday, AM & PM

We are also looking for volunteers with knowledge of jewellery and books.


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


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We ask that all colleagues and volunteers of Tŷ Hafan behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  A flexible schedule that suits your availability

•  Learn about our ambition, 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

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

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.

 

Click here to fill in an application form

Whitchurch - Stockroom Volunteer


We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money and resources to support 10% of the families who us.

Through volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


As a Stockroom Volunteer in our Whitchurch shop, you will help us sort, price and display donated items. You will also assist with keeping the stockroom organised 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 Whitchurch shop is located in a lovely village setting, with many local and returning customers. Whitchurch village is a charity shop hotspot, meaning there is lots of competition.

The staff and volunteers ensure the stock is merchandised beautifully and priced competitively to keep the customer coming back.

The team have hosted many a film crew including for 'Hayley goes...' who visited the shop to understand how shopping at charity shops is environmentally responsible.

The shop is open 9am-4:45pm Monday-Saturday and we appreciate any time you can spare.

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

Click here to fill in an application form or continue reading about this role below.


Considerations:

Age requirement: 16+

Location: 50a Merthyr Road, Whitchurch

Commitment: Ideally, we would be looking for your support for at least 2 hours a week.

Current available shifts: Saturday AM/PM 


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.


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We ask that all colleagues and volunteers of Tŷ Hafan behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

•  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

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

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.

 

Click here to fill in an application form

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. 

Click here to fill in an application form


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?

 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

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.

Over 18 - 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!

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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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