At Saint Catherine’s we are doing everything we can to keep our patients, families, staff , volunteers and supporters safe at this difficult time.
Our key clinical services are still running, which means that patients are still being cared for in the hospice and at home.
However, in line with Government guidance and with safety paramount, we have taken the decision to reduce some face-to-face services and restrict visitors on site.
Every decision being made is in the best interests of our patients, families, volunteers and staff.
We need your continued support and help more than ever as we continue to pay and support all our members of staff – we appreciate every donation, every message and every offer of support.

For current Government advice and help available for the extremely vulnerable, please go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Volunteer Stock Donations Assistant

Volunteer Stock Donations Assistant


Saint Catherine’s is a fabulous place to work. Our staff and volunteers are passionate about the organisation and their work which enables us to provide specialist care and support to patients and families.

Volunteers are vital to the success of Saint Catherine’s, without them we would be unable to offer the high level of service to our patients and their families.

Role Outline

The purpose of the role is to:

  • Support the retail team with receiving and sorting donations and organising the safe storage of stock.

General Tasks

We will require you to:

  • Receive and sort donated goods
  • Safely move and handle donated items
  • Organise the safe storage of stock, ensuring care is taken to minimise damage
  • Identify items that may be suitable for alternative recycling revenue streams
  • Identify items that are of current trend/brand and able to spot a ‘real find’

What we would like from you:

  • We are flexible to suit the volunteer, but we do require a regular commitment of one half day per week (minimum)
  • You will be a team player, friendly and helpful
  • Be trustworthy and able to maintain confidentiality
  • You will need to be physically mobile and be able to life and move stock with ease
  • A willingness and flexibility to undertake varied duties
  • A commitment to undertake relevant training in relation to health and safety and/or the role

How we will help you:

  • An invitation to a Hospice wide induction
  • The chance to develop skills and experience in retail and warehouse operation
  • Relevant training, including safe manual handling
  • The opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • A named line manager who will support you in your volunteering role

Location of role:

Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Throxenby Lane, Scarborough, YO12 5RE

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role or would like to know more please contact Volunteer Services.

You will need to complete an application form and an informal interview will take place to discuss the role further.

Telephone: 01723 351421

Email: volunteering@saintcatherines.org.uk

Thank you:

Saint Catherine’s Hospice simply could not manage without the help and support provided by volunteers who give their time, energy and commitment so selflessly.  Your contribution really will make a difference to the lives of local people, their families and carers.

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