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Stockbridge Shop Retail Volunteer

We are opening a new shop in Stockbridge in the New Year and are starting to recruit volunteers. If you enjoy volunteering as part of a team of people and would like to get involved right from the start of our new charity shop, we would love to hear from you. There will be clothes, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery and collectibles. You can help with sorting and placing stock, taking payments on the till and researching unusual or interesting items.

About St Columba's Hospice Care

St Columba's Hospice provides specialist palliative and end-of-life care for people with progressive, far-advanced illness with from across Edinburgh and the Lothians. We also provide support for their relatives and carers. Our vision is that everyone within our community has access to excellent palliative care whoever they are, wherever they are and whenever they need it. We provide care within our bedded unit, and through Day Services, Outpatient appointments and our Community Palliative Care Team. Our Education Department provides education in palliative care for healthcare professionals, as well as carrying out research. To do all of this, we have 160 staff, and over 600 volunteers.

Experience Required

Friendly with excellent customer service and communications skills. Numerate (able to operate till and handle cash transactions). Ability to work as part of the Retail Team. Physically able to complete tasks such as stocking shelves, sorting donations.

Training Details

Shop orientation and training. Hospice Induction Programme. Group supervision / continuing professional development updates.

Flexibility & Commitment


3 hours weekly/ fortnightly

Location/Travel Details

Stockbridge is accessible by public transport.


Volunteers may claim public transport travel expenses as agreed with their manager. There is a form to fill in and expenses are paid monthly via BACS.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs