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St Joseph's Hospice
Founded in 1905 by the Sisters of Charity, St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK.

If you are interested in fashion or charity retail, or simply want to get more involved in your local community, then we would love to welcome you as a St Joseph’s Hospice Volunteer.

Our charity shops contribute significant funds to the Hospice to enable it to continue to support patients and their families across our catchment area. The Five Sisters Charity Shops for St Joseph's Hospice are based across locations in Hackney. 

As well as  traditional Charity shops we also have a home shop and a bookshop. We also regularly have sales both at the Hospice and at various sites across central London along side our weekend market stall.



Volunteering in our shop you will get involved in a range of roles including:

  • Serving customers, taking cash and providing good all-round customer service
  • Sorting through donated items and pricing stock
  • Visual merchandising and keeping our shops looking great
  • Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised
  • Interacting with the general public
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Volunteers will be working alongside other volunteers and the retail team.
Training will be given before starting the role and alongside the role.

Time commitment

Most of our shops are open Monday to Saturday with varying times and shift times available.
We require a minimum commitment of six months volunteeirng.
Application deadline


This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.