Hospice Care Week is taking place from 5th to 11th October this year, and is an aopportunity to shine a light on the incredible work that takes place in hospices across the UK.

As part of Hospice Care Week we wanted to raise awareness of some of the volunteer vacancies that local hospices are promoting at the moment.

The Covid-19 outbreak has led to many restirctions for hospices nationally, including the cancellation of many fundraising initiatives which would have generated vital funds.

One way of fundraising is through charity shops and, now that shops are able to reopen, their volunteers are playing a vital role in generating income that helps to keep the hospices running.

** Volunteers Wanted for Queenscourt Retail**

Queenscourt’s charity shops have reopened and  they are looking to recruit new volunteers to join their friendly shop teams.

Current volunteer Alicia, has kindly been helping in our Formby store when she is not in college:

“I really enjoy volunteering for Queenscourt. It’s great to meet new people and I have learnt new skills which I’ll be able to use in my future career.

I also think my confidence has increased as I have gained some experience for when I start work.

It’s a really nice environment to be in and I love being able to give something back to Queenscourt.”

If you would like to join Queenscourt’s retail team as a volunteer please pop into a shop for an application form or email:


To see where their shops are located, visit www.queenscourt.org.uk/shops

Volunteers must be 16 and over, although parental consent is required for those aged 16-17.

We are so grateful to all of  our wonderful volunteers,” says Katy Pellow, Volunteer Manager & Policy Development Officer for the Hospice “They give up their time in a variety of ways to help keep Queenscourt in service. THANK YOU!”


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