Being a charity, The Rowans Hospice relies on the goodwill of volunteers to provide support across all areas of our operation, including the hospice - where continually high levels of care are provided, and our shops where volunteers assist in the day-to-day running, ensuring a reliable income streams are generated.
Our shops stock a wide range of goods, from bric-a-brac to clothing, all at affordable prices. With the addition of two new shops in Fareham and Cowplain (a craft shop) - you’ll never be too far away from one of our outlets, so why not take a look; find a shop near you
Bishops Waltham, Cosham (furniture), Cowplain, Drayton, Emsworth, Fareham, Farlington, Fratton, Gosport, Gosport (Furniture - opening soon), Havant, Hayling Island, Lee-on-the-Solent, Leigh Park, North End, Petersfield, Portchester, Southsea (Books/Traditional), Titchfield, Waterlooville and Wickham
By volunteering with our Trading Company, you’ll join our valued volunteering network who make a huge contribution to The Rowans Hospice. Your training will include information about the Hospice as well as the Trading Company. In your role with the shops, you’ll be the public face of The Rowans Hospice, talking to the general public on a daily basis about the services we offer and the work we do. Have a look at our area of care.
Aside from representing the Hospice, your role will be to ensure that the shop is stocked and presented appropriately to ensure our loyal customers can always find something new and interesting to purchase.
During 2013-2014, The Trading Company donated more than £460,000 to The Rowans Hospice. This would not have been possible without the generous support from our network of volunteers, the kind donations made by the general public, and of course our loyal customers.
We are always more than happy to recruit volunteers, so if you are interested, or know someone who is, please let them know about us!
Volunteering with us is not just rewarding, it’s a great way to meet new people, use your inter-personal skills, develop product knowledge and to make a huge difference to your local hospice – below are a few of the volunteer roles we have in our shops:
All shops open Monday - Saturday 9:30am – 4:30pm. As a volunteer, you can chose either the morning 9.30am-1pm or afternoon 1pm-4.30pm shift. Please note that the Wickham shop is open on Sunday’s too!
If you enjoy rummaging and being able to assess the quality of donated goods – you’ll love volunteering at our Farlington processing centre. It’s here that all of the goods donated to us are sent for sorting – ensuring that only the best quality items are sent to our shops and that a good spread of items is sent to each of our outlets, making each a real treasure trove! At the processing centre, you’ll be hands on with the donated items and will be the first person who gets to see the potential value of each piece. If this sounds like you, please let us know by calling Hayley Hamlett 023 922 48004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe online selling is more your thing? We have availability within our eBay and Amazon services, also located at Farlington, where you’ll get to work with a computer and camera, photographing and listing items for sale online. Typically, more specialist items are listed online and you will be involved with ensuring that these items are represented appropriately as well as making sure that the postage of these items is sourced at the lowest rate to maximise profit. Please contact Hayley Hamlett 023 922 48004 or email email@example.com to find out more.