Urgent appeal for charity shop volunteers

John Taylor Hospice is urgently appealing for volunteers to support in its charity shops in Castle Bromwich, Wylde Green and Brownhills.

Local people are being asked to donate a few hours of their time each week to help raise vital funds for those living with a terminal illness and their families. 

Mark Jones, Head of Volunteering at John Taylor Hospice, explained: “We are in desperate need of volunteers to support in our shops and helping for just a few hours a week would make a huge difference.

“The role of a shop volunteer is rewarding, varied and fun and our teams are extremely welcoming and friendly. Volunteers help with everything from processing donations and serving customers, to creating window displays and merchandising.”

Today, and every day, more than 600 people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones will receive the very best care from John Taylor teams at home or in the hospice.

Mark added: “Hospice shops raise thousands of pounds every year – money that is essential for our charity and that helps to ensure we can continue providing specialist care and support for communities across the West Midlands. Retail volunteers play such an important part in generating this vital income and we simply couldn’t keep our shops up and running without their incredible support.

“We welcome people of all ages to our team and no previous retail experience is necessary as we will provide full training and ongoing support. So, if you are able to volunteer your time once a week and want to help raise much-needed money for hospice care, then we would love to hear from you.”

Find out more

To enquire about volunteering please contact the Volunteer Services Team by email at [email protected] or by calling 0121 728 6738. More information is also available on the hospice website or by popping into one of the John Taylor Hospice shops.

The shops in need of volunteers are:

Castle Bromwich
Castle Bromwich Shopping Centre
Timberley Lane
B34 7ED

Wylde Green
370 Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield
B72 1YH

Brownhills
30 High Street
WS8 6EQ

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