Volunteer Retail Assistant – Book Volunteer (Norton)


Volunteer Retail Assistant – Book Volunteer

Join Our Team as a Book Department Volunteer! Are you passionate about books and eager to share your love of reading with others? We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Book Department Volunteers

Accountability: Deputy Head of Retail and Head of Retail

Location: Various across Teesside – Acklam, Coulby Newham, Great Ayton, Guisborough, Ingleby Barwick, Linthorpe, Marske, Norton (opening soon) Redcar, Saltburn, Skelton, Stokesley, Thornaby and Yarm

Time Commitment: Our shops are generally open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. Time commitment and availability can be discussed and agreed with the Shop Manager. Where possible, we ask that all volunteers commit to a minimum of two hours per week.

DBS Check needed? No

Age Requirements: From 14 years old plus

Role Overview: As a Book Department Volunteer, you’ll play a vital role in organising, pricing, and displaying our extensive collection of donated books. Your efforts will contribute to creating captivating displays and inspiring others to explore new stories, all while supporting our charity’s mission of funding life-saving research.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keeping our book department fully stocked with a fresh selection of donated books
  • Sorting through donations of books and organizing them according to our guidelines
  • Valuing and pricing donated books following our guidelines
  • Identifying rare and collectible books for online selling
  • Some lifting and carrying of books may be involved (remember, books can be heavy!)


  • 20% discount on purchases made at our shop
  • Opportunities for training and personal development
  • Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses
  • Provided lunch if you volunteer for more than 5 hours per day
  • Access to discounts with other retailers and companies

If you’re someone who is passionate about literature, enjoys organising, and wants to make a difference in our community, we’d love to have you on our team!

Teesside Hospice is committed to eliminating discrimination and values diversity in the workplace.

Apply Here; https://www.teessidehospice.org/vacancies/254/apply

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