Phyllis Shops and New Retail Venture Offer Exciting Volunteering Roles
Could you give a few hours of your time to support hospice care? Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell is looking for more volunteers to help in its 17 wonderful shops, which are a treasure trove of good quality, low-price second-hand clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and furniture, to name just a few of the items they stock. It also needs volunteers for its fabulous new retail venture in Farnborough, which will open in early March.
The new site will be the central hub for Phyllis Tuckwell’s donated items, online shops and distribution services. Many items which have been donated to its shops will be taken there to be sorted, labelled and priced, before being sent back out to the most appropriate of its shops to be sold – furniture at their main showrooms in Farnham and Frimley, items to be upcycled to the wonderfully creative team at the high street shop in Guildford, antiques to the Farnham high street shop, and quality fashion items, footwear and accessories to their online shops on depop, vinted and eBay.
Phyllis Tuckwell has 17 shops, which are located throughout its catchment area of West Surrey and North-East Hampshire, so you’re sure to find one close to you. By volunteering, you’ll join a wonderful, welcoming team, make new friends and add to the structure of your day or week. You’ll feel needed and appreciated, with a sense of purpose, fulfilment and accomplishment that comes from working with others to help support those in the local community who really need your help. The money that Phyllis Tuckwell’s shops raise goes directly towards helping fund the supportive and end of life care which it provides for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.
“Our retail volunteers are so important to us, and each of our shops has a great team, with a really welcoming spirit,” said Julia Morpeth, Voluntary Services Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “Our volunteers include students, people who are unemployed, or those in employment but with some free time to give, and those who have retired. Some volunteer in memory of a loved one, others simply to make friends and do something worthwhile. We give them the support they need to develop their skills, take on fulfilling roles and really feel that they are making a difference.”
If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Phyllis Tuckwell, please contact its Voluntary Services team on 01252 729400 or email [email protected]