New Brownhills charity shop seeks volunteers

A new charity shop due to open on Brownhills High Street on 15 February is looking for retail volunteers to help with sorting and selling.

Run by John Taylor Hospice, the shop at 30 High Street will be open Monday to Saturday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

The hospice, which supports people in Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Sandwell and Solihull, provides specialist care for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

The new volunteers will play a vital part in helping the store manager receive donations, organise and rotate stock and serve customers.

John Taylor Hospice Head of Retail Andrew Ray said: “We are really pleased to be opening our charity shop right in the heart of Brownhills. High Street is a vibrant and busy shopping area and we are looking forward to welcoming lots of customers.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who would like to join our team of retail volunteers and be part of our success story in Brownhills. Every person giving their time in our shops is helping us to provide essential care for patients and their families.

“Every day 600 people will receive the care they need from John Taylor’s teams and every person who donates goods, volunteers or buys from our shop is supporting that work.”

John Taylor Hospice retail volunteers receive full induction and training. For more information please contact the hospice’s Volunteer Co-ordinator Paddy Breen on 0121 728 6738, email [email protected] or see our volunteering webpages.

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