Volunteering Roles

Volunteering Roles

Volunteer Retail Assistant

Our Retail Assistants help to raise the funds we need to provide care to local people when they need it most. As a Retail Assistant, you will support our Shop Managers in every aspect of the shop, providing excellent customer service and going the extra mile to ensure that our shops are as successful as possible.

We ask that you are free to volunteer with us for as little as four hours each week, usually a morning or an afternoon, but this is flexible depending on your availability. In return, we offer you the opportunity to develop new skills and receive ongoing support and training, as well as having a great time and knowing that you are making an important contribution to St Luke’s.

Title: Volunteer Retail Assistant
Hours required: As little as 4 hours per week
Location: All St Luke’s shops

Some of the tasks that you may be doing include:

  • Greeting customers
  • Using the till
  • Steaming clothes
  • Receiving donations, sorting and preparing stock for sale
  • Assisting with shop displays
  • Maintaining a stocked and tidy shop floor
  • Processing Gift Aid and encouraging new donors

What we are looking for

  • Aged 16 and over
  • Willing to partake in all aspects of the shop and training
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well presented
  • Able to support the overall aims of St Luke’s and respect policies such as Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety
    Experience

No previous experience is necessary as full training and ongoing support will be given.

Application Process:

  • Application form
  • Informal chat
  • Trial shifts

Reception Volunteer

St Luke’s provides quality care and services for people with life-limiting illnesses living within the mid and south Cheshire area. As a receptionist you are the first point of contact for anyone visiting or calling the Hospice. We are looking for someone to help on reception who will be that friendly face ready to greet our visitors with a smile

Tasks:

  • Welcoming visitors
  • Dealing with general telephone enquiries
  • Accepting donations
  • Processing hospice shop sales

Skills:

  • Someone with a friendly and caring nature
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Happy to work independently
  • Reliable and able to commit to regular sessions

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to use your skills to complement our work
  • Training (shadowing a current volunteer) and support to build new skills
  • A chance to meet lots of new people
  • The opportunity of working as part of a team of dedicated volunteers

Commitment needed:

  • Four hours wither 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm
  • Help provide cover for holidays and illness
  • Attendance for initial training and any specific training

Application Process:

  • Application form
  • Informal meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • 2 references and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Trial

Volunteer Patient Driver

Are you a friendly people-person who can put others at ease? Do you enjoy driving? We are looking for volunteer drivers to transport patients to and from St. Luke’s for our well-being days held on a Monday & Tuesday.

Some patients aren’t able to attend these days due to travel issues. So, you’ll be making a HUGE difference in this role! Thanks to you, patients will be able to access vital care and support when they need it most. This is the perfect role if you have a couple of hours to spare during the week and are comfortable driving.

Time:

  • Shifts will be available on Monday’s and Tuesday’s and our sessions run between 10am-2.30pm.

You’ll need to:

  • Have a valid and current UK driving licence
  • Own and be willing to use your own vehicle (with a valid MOT and Insurance)
  • Be physically fit and healthy (due to the nature of the role)

Benefits:

  • 10% Volunteer Discount provided in all our St. Luke’s shops
  • Full training will be provided and any relevant expenses will be covered.

Event Volunteer

Looking for a rewarding way to make a difference in your community? We have many exciting events coming up where we will need many helping hands and big hearts! There are many jobs at events that we need helping hands for, and we can match jobs to your interests and skills.

Jobs Include:

  • Car park marshal
  • Stewards
  • Registration and giving t-shirts out
  • Selling drinks and food
  • Selling merchandise
  • Setting up and clearing down the event
  • Working on the tombola/ Raffle stall
  • Photography

What we are looking for:

  • Someone who is friendly
  • Energetic and passionate to motivate our event crowds
  • Reliable
  • Work as a team
  • An ability to work within our organisation’s policies and guidelines including the Volunteer Agreement

Application Process:

  • Application form

Volunteer Van Drivers

Our Furniture Warehouse on Winsford Industrial Estate requires van drivers and van driver’s assistants to help with the busy and expanding house clearance venture.

The roles will include moving and sorting of household items and general warehouse duties. Volunteers need to be aged 25+ to drive our vans and have a clean driving license. Also confident, enthusiastic, flexible and physically fit. Your role involves working as a team assisting with the collection and delivery of donated furniture and household items to and from the warehouse and surrounding areas.

Title: Volunteer Van Driver/ Assistant
Reports to: Simon Armitage, Warehouse Manager
Qualifications: Driving licence
Hours required: Minimum of one day- Weekly / Fortnightly
Location: St Luke’s Warehouse, Pineapple Park, Road One, Winsford Industrial Estate

Experience

  • No previous experience is necessary as full training and ongoing support is provided

Benefits to applicant

The opportunity to contribute to an important area of work which could ultimately help to improve the lives of people in your local community

  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • The opportunity to enhance your CV
  • The opportunity to meet new people and forge meaningful working relationships
  • Volunteering is believed to have a positive impact on your health

Volunteer eBay Researcher

Our eBay researchers help to raise the funds needed to provide care to local people when they need it most. Your role is to support the eBay Coordinator providing excellent customer service and going the extra mile to ensure that our eBay department is as successful as possible. Based within our Warehouse on Road 1, Winsford Industrial Estate, CW7 3PR.

We ask that you are free to volunteer with us at least 4 hours a week. In return, we offer you the opportunity to develop new skills and receive ongoing support and training, as well as having a great time and knowing that you are making an important contribution to St Luke’s.

Some of the tasks that you will be doing include:

  • Research items submitted for eBay sales via books and internet
  • Photograph and accurately list on eBay
  • Assist with the storage of items within the warehouse
  • Assist with packaging and postage of sold items
  • Assist with the general housekeeping

What we are looking for

  • Aged 16 and over
  • eBay or internet sales experience are not required as training will be provided
  • Computer literacy and confident internet usage are essential
  • Accurate language skills; spelling and grammar
  • Attention to detail
  • Inquisitive
  • An interest in retro, design , antiques or collectables (not essential)
  • Able to support the overall aims of St Luke’s and respect polices such as Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety

Application Process

  • Application form
  • 2 satisfactory references
  • Informal chat
  • Taster session

Volunteer Warehouse Assistant

Our Warehouse Assistants help to raise the funds needed to provide care to local people when they need it most. As a Warehouse Assistant you will support our Warehouse Manager providing excellent customer service and going the extra mile to ensure that our warehouse is as successful as possible.

We ask that you are free to volunteer with us for as little as four hours each week, usually a morning or an afternoon, but this is flexible depending on your availability. In return, we offer you the opportunity to develop new skills and receive on going support and training, as well as having a great time and knowing that you are making an important contribution to St Luke’s.

Title: Warehouse Assistant
Reports to: Simon Armitage, Warehouse Manager
Hours required: Daily/ Weekly / Fortnightly – minimum 4 hours per shift
Location: St Luke’s Warehouse, Pineapple Park, Road One, Winsford Industrial Estate

Some of the tasks that you may be doing include:

  • Sorting donated items including clothes, books, bric-a-brac, electrical goods and furniture
  • Labelling all eligible Gift Aid items
  • Assist with the ‘shop’ displays in the warehouse
  • Clean all newly delivered furniture and get it ready for display
  • Assist with the general housekeeping of the warehouse, ensuring everything is clean and tidy

What we are looking for

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Willing to partake in all aspects of the role, including training
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well presented
  • Able to support the overall aims of St Luke’s and respect polices such as Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety

Application Process

  • Application form
  • Informal chat
  • Trial shifts

Volunteer Befriender

As a volunteer Befriender you will provide companionship to a person (client) who has a palliative condition. The Befriending relationship provides the client with additional social support by developing an emotionally supportive relationship, helping the client to feel less isolated and more connected to their community. Befriending complements social and domestic support but does not replace it. Befrienders do not provide personal care, Befrienders offer friendship.

To be a Befriender you must be aged over 18 years.

The benefits of offering this service:

  • It reduces isolation and offers human contact to people who have a palliative or life-shortening condition
  • It provides them with a link to the community they live in
  • The friendship offers emotional and practical support to the person living in isolation
  • The service supports both the carers and the family by giving them a break
  • We have also found it is a wonderful way to make new memories for everyone involved

Becoming a volunteer Befriender offers you some wonderful benefits too:

  • You gain a new friend
  • You may learn a lot from the person you visit which in turn will enrich your life
  • Becoming part of someone else’s life can bring new meaning to yours
  • Seeing the difference your visits make can bring great reward