Charity shops in Kent run by Demelza Hospice Care for Children need volunteers

Is your school leaver or sixth former in need of work experience? Or are you a parent looking to update your CV?

Demelza Hospice Care for Children is in desperate need of more volunteers to lend a hand in its charity shops and is looking for enthusiastic potential helpers from all sorts of backgrounds who might be interested in joining the team.

Demelza says its volunteer roles might suit a teen looking for work experience
Demelza says its volunteer roles might suit a teen looking for work experience


The charity, which cares for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, has charity shops across Kent as well as in South East London and East Sussex.

With non-essential retail now being given the green light to reopen from Monday, the charity is in need of helpers to process donations and work in various roles including creative roles such as window and shop display, as well as 'customer facing' positions.

The wide variety of tasks, says Demelza, would mean that volunteers from all backgrounds could be suited for a role but the work might be particularly beneficial to youngsters requiring work experience, parents looking to return to work who might wish to add to their CV or newly retired people who could be looking for a fresh challenge and the opportunity to meet more people.

There are lots of different roles available with Demelza's shops
There are lots of different roles available with Demelza's shops

Demelza’s Director of Retail, Ashley Henson said many of those who had been lending a hand are now returning to other work meaning that the charity is keen to recruit some new pairs of hands.

He said: “Many of our dedicated shop volunteers are returning to work but we are in desperate need of more help to keep our shops open and raise the funds we need to provide care and support to the children and families who access our services.”

For more details about the charity and volunteering please visit www.demelza.org.uk/work-with-us/volunteering

Read more family-related news from across Kent at www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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