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Volunteer Retail Assistant - Warehouse 2

Are you friendly and outgoing?  Do you enjoy a fast paced, busy environment?  Would you like to give something back to your community?

If you answer yes to any of the above then we'd love to hear from you.

We are in urgent need of support at our central warehouse in Barnstaple on the Two Rivers Industrial Estate.  

In Warehouse Two our dedicated volunteers sort donated clothing, preparing them for sale in our shops across North Devon and in our various online outlets. The role also includes accurately processing Gift Aid details on to our online database to ensure we receive the maximum income from each donation.  It is a fast paced environment involving lifting, twisting and standing throughout the shift.

The many benefits of becoming a Hospice volunteer include meeting new people, learning new skills or utilising existing skills, and becoming part of our fantastic team.  Before you commit to anything a taster session will be arranged to ensure you fully understand what your role entails and to ensure you feel safe in the environment.

Our retail volunteers provide vital support for our warehouse and 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 experience to volunteer with us as we will provide free training for you to fulfil your role. Willingness to work as part of a team, attention to detail and reliability are key, along with a good sense of humour and bundles of enthusiasm.  Once agreed in advance, reasonable travel expense can be reimbursed. 

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.