Hospice Shop Valuables Researcher

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We need you!

We are looking for a skilled and friendly individual to join our Hospice team as a Valuables Researcher Volunteer, to research shop donations with value, and direct them to the appropriate sale site. You will work within our shops to identify antiques, designer items and valuables.


What are the key tasks of this role?

  • Researching goods via internet searches etc. for their suitability for eBay
  • Scanning bar coded items for comparable items, using the ebay app
  • Packaging items to be sent to other shops, auction, etc
  • Completing basic transfer forms for items due to be sent out
  • Help display interesting or unusual donations in store where appropriate
  • Helping in store with other duties as required

Working hours: 2 or 3 hours twice a week on Tues (pm), Wed (am), Sat (pm) – or on an ad-hoc basis, within our Debden shop.


What skills, experience or personal qualities will I need?

  • Good computer skills
  • Able to use phone apps and related devices
  • Good communication
  • Work well in a team
  • A keen interest in e-commerce, designer clothing or antiques trade
  • An advantage would be a specialist interest in a certain area e.g. video games, media, technology, toys, books, art, antiques etc.

The difference this role makes to St Clare Hospice…

Your role will be to identify valuable items and for us to make the best of every donation that comes in. We hope you will help us be able to spot the gems in the rough and help raise funds for the hospice.

Your support will help us meet our strategic aims of:

  • Reaching significantly more people who are facing death, dying and loss in our local communities.
  • Supporting our communities to become more resilient, to support each other and to remain independent for as long as possible.
  • Seeking partnerships with other organisations to deliver better care for our patients.

Underpinning our core Values

By volunteering with us, you’ll be part of a community that celebrates St Clare Hospice’s core values of compassion, integrity, respect, excellence and team work. Everyone who is a part of the St Clare team is expected to embody this approach to their work, ensuring that our Hospice can continue improving and meeting the needs of local people facing death, dying and loss.

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More information

For more information about this role, including: the benefits you can expect when joining our Hospice; the training and support you will be given in your role; and other details about volunteering with St Clare, please read the full Volunteer Role Description.

Please click here to read more about the Valuables Researcher Volunteer role


Apply to volunteer in this role

Thank you for your interest! If you think you’d be a good match for this exciting volunteering role at St Clare, we’d love to hear from you.

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