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A few hours of your time can make a huge difference to local people affected by life-limiting illness and bereavement

The people who volunteer in our Farleigh Hospice stores are not just helping our customers find their next good read, that perfect outfit or a comfy pair of shoes.

By giving us their time and skills for a few hours each week, they are helping Farleigh to provide much-needed care to our patients and their families in their homes and at our hospice building.

Our volunteers help in lots of different areas throughout our stores to keep them running successfully. If you can spare a few hours each week at your local store, it means that Farleigh can continue to be there when we are needed, helping people across mid Essex to live well and die well.

Please ask in your local Farleigh Hospice store or click here to find out more about these volunteering roles and how to apply.

Why volunteering can be a valuable experience

Our store volunteers often tell us how much they get back from volunteering with us.

Some value the confidence and new skills that they gain, which can help them find a job or move on in their career. Others enjoy being part of a friendly team and the sense of purpose they get from giving something back to their local community.

Owen’s story

Owen, age 17, is currently applying for a place at University and decided to volunteer to gain work experience and skills for the future. Farleigh is especially close to his heart as he received support from the Yo-Yo Children's Bereavement project after his father died.

Owen says, "It's fun to volunteer in store. I help out once a week so I can fit it in around school."

Read Owen's story

To find out more about volunteering in our stores and how to apply for a volunteering role, click here