What is a superstore?
Our superstore will be much larger than our usual high street shops. It will stock a mixture of donated and new furniture, homeware, clothing and small electricals. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with a new retail venture by the Hospice.
Where is the superstore?
The new superstore will be located in the old Bath Store building on the Clifton Triangle opposite QEH school.
What sort of work will I be doing?
Our superstore volunteers will be able to get involved in a wider variety of roles than our usual shops. We'd love your help with some or all the following:
- Providing excellent customer service including using tills
- Sorting and processing stock through the donation station
- Arranging imaginative and attractive merchandising and window displays
- Assembling and upcycling furniture
- Researching and listing clothes on our Depop site
- Researching and listing tech items on our ebay site
What hours can I work?
We welcome any amount of time you can give us. Some volunteers will work a couple of hours a week, others might come in for 2 or 3 days. We can work with you on what time you can spare and fit volunteering around your existing commitments.
What skills will I gain?
You'll be able to gain useful experience and transferable skills in retail and customer service. This looks great on CVs and UCAS forms.
What training will I be given?
We provide full training and support is always available. We pride ourselves on looking after our volunteers.
What other benefits are there?
Volunteering is good for you. Evidence shows it's great for your mental and physical health! You'll make friends and meet lots of new people, gain confidence and self-esteem. You'll also be contributing to the 'circular economy', cutting down on landfill and encouraging Bristol to recycle.
Can it lead to a career with the Hospice?
Some of our volunteers have gained employment as a paid member of staff within our charity shops or with another employer because of the experience they've gained.