Monday, 15th May, 2017

Rowans Retail Volunteers Required

Come and be a part of an amazing team and become a Rowans Retail volunteer!

We have multiple opportunities for volunteers at our FarehamNorth End and Wickham shops. Whether you only have have a couple of hours to spare, one afternoon or a full day, we would love to hear from you!

Volunteering within our charity shops is very rewarding and offers so much, no matter what your skills may be.

You will be helping to raise vital funds for a worthwhile cause, whilst having fun, making new friends, and building on your skills and confidence. Our shops provide a reliable and significant source of income, enabling support to our local community when it matters most and supporting Rowans Hospice to continue to provide its services free of charge.

Please view our current volunteering vacancies here. For an application pack or for more information, please contact: or call 023 9224 8004.

Volunteer Information Day at Fareham Rowans Hospice Shop

Our Shop Manager at Fareham, Sharon, invites you to find out more by attending a Volunteer Information Day on Tuesday 30 May and Monday 12 June. Please come along and meet the team from 10am at 49 West Street, Fareham, PO16 0BA.

Read Some of our Rowans Retail Volunteer Stories

Rowans Retail Volunteer Helen

Rowans Retail Volunteer

“I had brain surgery in September 2011 so started volunteering at the Waterlooville shop in 2013. I laugh when I look back at what I was like, staying out the back and tagging clothes until the manager, Katie, suggested that I stayed out front in the shop. Now I love talking to customers! I always smile and say ‘Hello’; it’s so important that they know to approach me if they need help. One day, a gentleman came in asking for John Wayne DVDs. I’d only just tidied up the back room and had come across some, so I showed them to him, and he bought them for his elderly friend who has dementia and just loves watching John Wayne films. I was so pleased to help. Volunteering has been a brilliant experience for me.”

Rowans Retail Volunteer Gina

Rowans Retail Volunteer

“The country would grind to a halt if it wasn’t for volunteers. I was brought up with the ethic of volunteering to help others less fortunate than me, and I have always admired the hospice movement which is so important. I have volunteered in the Petersfield shop for over five years and enjoy meeting people and serving customers, helping them to enjoy their shopping experience. It’s nice if they leave the shop saying ‘thank you for your help’ with a smile on their face. Occasionally someone will come in who wants to talk about the Hospice and tell their story. I just listen.”