St Clare appeals for eBay Assistant volunteers

Published on: Thursday 24 Jan 2019 at 10:44

Support St Clare in a fun and innovative way!

St Clare Hospice is on the lookout for online-shopping-savvy individuals who can lend their skills to the our eBay team.

Last year, St Clare’s eBay shop ( generated approximately £25,000 in vital funding for the charity, with this sum increasing each year. In 2018-19, the eBay shop generated enough to fund more than five-hundred 90-minute home visits to local people by a St Clare Hospice at Home nursing assistant.

With the Hospice’s plans to expand our care and reach more local people than ever over the next few years, it is essential that our Retail also continues developing its current work to raise the funds needed to pay for future patient care.

However, the growing success of St Clare’s online retail outlet relies on the generosity of local people who volunteer their time and skills as St Clare eBay Assistants. If you consider yourself an expert in all things eBay, or have a passion for online shopping and retail marketing, why not consider volunteering a few hours a week at your local Hospice?

The role of St Clare’s eBay Assistants entails listing donations on the online shop, researching the value of items, photographing stock and writing compelling descriptions of the products to encourage people to view and place bids. Volunteers will also be required respond to any queries and liaise with buyers about payment as required, then pack and post items to customers.

Rebecca Checkley, e-Commerce Executive, was appointed at the charity in October 2018. Rebecca commented:

“St Clare’s eBay shop is a treasure trove of all kinds of interesting and curious goodies – from technology and collectables to designer clothing and antiques, there really is something for everyone! As St Clare’s first e-Commerce Exec., it’s an honour to be taking forward the team’s online retail endeavours. 2019 is going to be a big year for St Clare, so it’s absolutely vital that we continue developing our income generation opportunities!”

“Much of St Clare’s Retail department, including our 9 charity shops throughout West Essex and East Herts, rely on the wonderful helping hands of local people who know how vital the work of the Hospice is in the local community. Our eBay Assistant role is such a fun and innovative way to support us, and it offers loads of personal reward as you can directly see the money you are raising that will go towards our care. All our profits pay for local people to have access to the care and support they need during one of life’s most difficult journeys. So, if you can give just a few hours a week to come by our eBay office and lend a hand, you know you’ll be making a real difference to local people!”

Volunteer as a St Clare eBay Assistant

This volunteering opportunity is based at St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood.

For more information about volunteering with St Clare’s eBay team, and to register your interest in the role, please visit:

Alternatively, please get in touch with St Clare’s Voluntary Services Manager, Rob Wallace, on 01279 773722 or email

Donating something special?

St Clare Hospice welcomes donations of good-quality, pre-loved goods for listing on its online eBay shop. Donors are encouraged to drop off any eBay donations to any of their nine shops, to the Hospice in Hastingwood, or to their brand-new Donation Centre in Bishop’s Stortford. Items must be clearly labelled ‘eBay’. Donating to St Clare’s eBay shop encourages online shoppers to bid on products, maximising the value of stock and generating as much as possible in vital funding for the charity.

For more information on St Clare’s retail outlets, please visit:



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