by | May 4, 2021 | Community News

Do you like to keep busy?  Do you have a few hours to spare?  Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s Hospice charity is seeking volunteers to help out at its friendly high street shops in Bransgore, Christchurch, Poole, Shaftesbury, Weymouth and Wimborne, which have recently re-opened following the lockdown.

The charity’s chain of shops relies on volunteers throughout the week. Currently it is looking for till operatives to serve customers and keep them informed about the charity’s work, and people to help with sorting and steaming donations to the shops, all within a COVID-safe environment.

Volunteering has lots of benefits from building confidence to reducing stress and is a great way to make friends and have fun.

Liz Thompson, Volunteer Co-ordinator for Julia’s House, said. “You don’t have to have experience to be a volunteer at Julia’s House as we provide all the training you will require. You just need to be friendly, reliable and have the confidence to talk to our customers and make them feel welcome.  It’s a great feeling to be supporting your local community and will make all the difference to the children and families we care for locally.  We would love to hear from anyone who has a few hours to spare.” 

Julia’s House is a local charity dedicated to supporting the families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. It relies on public donations, fundraising and legacies for 95 per cent of the money needed to run its vital service. The charity has two hospices –one in Corfe Mullen, and one in Devizes, in Wiltshire.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact or pop into their local shop for more information.