Julia’s House is desperately seeking volunteers to help out at its Devizes charity shop, which has recently re-opened following the third national lockdown.

The Wiltshire and Dorset children’s hospice is in need of volunteers to help raise valuable funds.

The charity’s chain of shops relies on volunteers throughout the week. Currently it is looking for till operatives to serve customers and keep them informed about the charity’s work, and people to help with sorting and steaming donations to the shops, all within a COVID-safe environment.

Liz Thompson, volunteer co-ordinator for Julia’s House, said, “You don’t have to have experience to be a volunteer at Julia’s House, as we provide all the training you will require. You just need to be friendly, reliable and have the confidence to talk to our customers and make them feel welcome.

“It’s a great feeling to be supporting your local community and will make all the difference to the children and families we care for locally,” she says. “Volunteering has lots of benefits from building confidence to reducing stress and is a great way to make friends and have fun. We would love to hear from anyone who has a few hours to spare.”

Julia’s House is a local charity dedicated to supporting the families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. The children’s hospice relies entirely on public donations, fundraising and legacies to run its vital service – in the family home, at the charity’s hospice in Devizes and in the heart of the local community.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact volunteer@juliashouse.org or pop into their local Julia’s House shop for more information.