Recently, Royal Trinity Hospice’s retail department has been trialling new ways to attract volunteers to its shops and head office. Alongside more established methods of volunteer recruitment, Retail Volunteer Manager Gina has been investing time in new ways to encourage people to apply. This makes retail’s volunteering roles more accessible and flexible for those who are not able to commit long term.
She says, ‘Since we have been experimenting with advertising for volunteers for set time periods- using speed volunteering to advertise for a specific task and time period - we have had a great response from people keen to join us in our shops and head office. It’s great that we have been able to offer volunteers different types of experiences to fit flexibly with their circumstances.’
Speed volunteering was designed by Do-It. Org and Team London to allow organisations to advertise for short, one-off volunteering opportunities. Trinity Retail has successfully advertised for volunteers to help with specific roles on the E-Commerce team. These have included a ‘Clothing Donations Volunteer’, ‘Comic Book Expert’ and ‘Volunteer Models’ who are featured on our website modelling our stock.
Retail are always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks. If you would like to find out more about their opportunities ( speed or longer term), check out their latest vacancies or get in touch to explore flexible opportunities to suit you.
One of our volunteer models Kane, recruited through a speed volunteering advert.