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E-Commerce Recruits for New Roles Using Speed Volunteering

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

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.

Stockroom Secrets: A Look Behind the Scenes in Victoria

Our Communications Officer Jillian had the chance to help out in our busy Victoria shop last week, and although she loved helping serve customers and merchandise on the shop floor, it was in the stockroom that things really got interesting!

Jillian said, ‘I always love spending time in our shops- each one of them is different and I always have great fun with the Shop Mangers. My visit to Victoria was particularly interesting because there were so many weird and wonderful things that had been donated that I came across in the stockroom. It’s amazing to think that all these items have already lived a past life, and that a new story will begin as the next customer takes them home.

Among my favourite finds were two stampeding elephants, a forlorn looking rag doll and a funny polar bear ornament, whose intended purpose is a bit of a mystery!’

        

               

                   

Find out more about how to donate to our shops or about becoming a volunteer.

Royal Trinity Retail to Open Twenty Sixth Shop In Clapham Junction

Royal Trinity Hospice is proud to announce the opening of our twenty sixth shop in April in Clapham Junction. It will be a large, boutique style shop selling womenswear, menswear and lifestyle. This high energy location is in close proximity to the hospice, and we need you to help us by donating your stock and time!

 

As a Trinity volunteer, you will have the chance to be part of a motivated shop team where you can develop skills in a huge number of areas. Whether you want to volunteer as a visual merchandiser, book specialist, sales assistant or in the stockroom, we can offer you a flexible role to fit around your lifestyle. Our shop volunteers are valued members of the Trinity family, and you’ll be sure to have lots of fun along the way as well as adding skills and experience to your CV.

 

Our Retail Volunteering Manager, Gina, comments, ‘At Trinity we are extremely grateful for the support our volunteers give us. Their dedication is inspiring and without them we would not be able to offer the community the service we do.’

 

And at Clapham Junction, you won’t just be volunteering in your local community; you’ll be volunteering for it too. Our hospice treats over 1500 patients every year with life limiting illnesses, and supports their families through challenging times and bereavement. All of the work that we deliver is completely free of charge, and so our retail operations are vital in providing a sustainable source of income for the hospice.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, get in touch with our Retail Volunteer Manager Gina at gkerr@royaltrinityhospice.london.

 

If you need to have a spring clear-out or have bags of clothes lying around you’ll never wear, we would love to give your second hand stuff a new home. There are several ways you can donate to us, and all your goods will be gratefully received. Last year alone donated goods raised a massive £3.6 million to support Trinity’s work. Get in touch with our Product and Logistics Manager Nicola Jibson at njibson@royaltrinityhospice.london who will be able to arrange collection or advise on where best to drop your stuff off!