Volunteering Opportunities

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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

A group of about 50 people are registered as general 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. 

Here are a few examples of how our volunteers help people

  • Doing a little shopping
  • Writing a letter
  • Completing forms
  • Accompanying someone to appointments
  • Walking a dog
  • Accompanying a person on a social or leisure activity
  • Helping someone with a hobby

Our  telephone support service now runs on three afternoons a week, when a team of volunteers make regular phone contact to isolated people. 

We have a Moneyfriends scheme offering practical help (but not financial advice) to those suddenly faced with managing finances.

Our volunteers also help with a walking group and do home visits to people following bereavement.