Volunteering Opportunities

Help us make a real difference

Help & Care charity shop

Help & Care run a retail shop in Southbourne to support the local community.

We are looking for donations of good quality stock for resale. We are particularly looking for our best sellers - women's, men's and children's clothes and bric-a-brac. Our shop is contemporary in style and we are looking for items in good condition. Donating stock is a clear way of supporting our local charity. Stock can be dropped off at any time at our shop between 9:30 and 4:30, six days a week.

In addition, Help & Care are always looking for people to volunteer their time to help serve our customers, to help cashier and to replenish stock.

If you are interested, please get in contact:

Address: Help and Care Charity Shop.19 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 2QS

Email: charityshop@helpandcare.org.uk

Call: 01202 430 792


Volunteering in the local community

There is a group of people who are registered as general community support volunteers; they undertake a wide range of tasks offering short term support to people.  Tasks are varied, expenses are paid and full training and ongoing support is provided.  Currently this is available in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

This could include:

  • Doing a little shopping
  • Writing a letter
  • Help sorting out paperwork
  • Completing forms
  • Accompanying a person on a social or leisure activity
  • Helping someone with a hobby

Our telephone support service runs two afternoons a week, this is where a team of volunteers make phone contact to people across Dorset, who may be lonely.

Some volunteers help with a fortnightly walking group to take people out to keep active and meet with others - This operates in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

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