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Volunteer Retail Assistant - Joy St. Barnstaple

We are looking for additional support at our Joy Street, Barnstaple Hospice shop to process sales and take payments using our electronic till system. Attention to detail is essential and, although you do not require any previous experience as full training will be given prior to commencing your role, an interest in customer service would be desired. You will be provided with all the necessary PPE and you will be joining a friendly and supportive team.  The many benefits of volunteering include meeting new people, learning new skills, utilising your existing skills, gaining self confidence, improving your employability and boost your CV for college, Uni and job applications and becoming part of our fantastic retail team all whilst knowing you are helping local people in your local community.

Our retail volunteers provide vital support for our shop managers, helping to raise much needed funds, which is as important now as it’s ever been, so the hospice can continue to offer outstanding care & support to patients with life limited illnesses and their loved ones. Our retail volunteers provide an invaluable service that we couldn't be without!

You don’t need any previous experience to volunteer with us, we will provide free training for you to fulfil your role, all we ask is a willingness to work as part of a team. This role can be quite flexible with the shifts if you prefer variety, or you can choose to fill one of the vacant shifts if you prefer continuity.  We do rely on our volunteers to keep our shops open so reliability is key along with a good sense of humour and bundles of enthusiasm.  Reasonable travel expense can be reimbursed, once agreed with the shop manager, in advance. 

Make time, make friends and make a difference

To apply please download our application form below and return your completed form to: or mark your application "Private and Confidential" and send to: Volunteering Department, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Newport, Barnstaple, EX32 0HU

For an informal chat please contact Sue or Sharon in our Volunteering Office on 01271 347226 or email

In the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020, our Hospice volunteers were awarded the highest honour bestowed to charities, the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups, for their incredible contribution to the community.  Come and join our team and become a part of something great.


GDPR Volunteer Recruitment Statement

By submitting this application form to North Devon Hospice you are consenting to the processing and storage of your personal data in order that you can progress through our volunteer recruitment process.  

If your application is unsuccessful we will retain your information for 12 months; after this date it will be safely destroyed. 

If your application is successful we will retain your information for the duration of your commitment and up to 6 years after you cease volunteering.  

We will never sell your data however we are obliged by law to inform you that should we be required to we may share your data with external agencies. This may include but is not limited to Acevo / UCheck (a service for managing and processing Disclosure & Barring Service clearance applications) and other government agencies. We will also, as required, contact those individuals named as your referees to confirm your suitability for the role(s) you are applying for.  Your data will only be used for your volunteering role and to comply with our statutory and legal obligations. 

Please refer to North Devon Hospice’s Privacy Notice for Staff and Volunteers for more information.