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About our charity shop

We have now been successfully running the hospice charity shop in Newcastle Emlyn for the past three years with a significant increase in the yearly turnover.

The shop has become a community hub, and a large part of the day is spent talking and listening to the customers. The shop prides itself not just in terms of how much it can raise for our hospice service but also being an ambassador for the values and ethos of the hospice within our local community.

We create a warm, inspirational and inviting environment, giving the customer a positive experience and a beautiful impression of both the shop and the hospice. Even tourists make the charity shop a must-see place when passing by, and many come back each year, making their familiar faces part of the seasonal change.

It is also important to have a good understanding of the hospice and the services that it provides, as the shop is often the first port of call for those seeking help for a friend or a loved one with a terminal illness or for themselves.

The care we provide to both our staff and customers mirrors the ethos of the hospice.

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How to apply

Please fill in the application form below and if you have any questions please email: volunteers@skandavalehospice.org

What happens next?

We will be in touch within a few days. We’ll ask for two character references from colleagues or professionals and if you will be working directly with patients, run a DBS check for you. If you are registered with the DBS update service we can check your details online and begin your induction training. Then you’ll be ready to roll!

Apply for this role



  • The volunteer role

  • Please tell us about your skills, knowledge and relevant experience.
  • What attracts you to volunteering at Skanda Vale Hospice?
  • Please tell us if you can speak or write in Welsh or any other language.
  • How much time do you feel you MIGHT be able to offer to the role?
  • What time of day usually works best for you? (Please tick as many as you wish)


  • Your references

    Please give details below of two individuals who you are happy for us to approach for a reference. Your referees must have known you for at least two years and cannot be related to you.
  • Please tell us how this person knows you, ie: line manager, colleague, minister etc.
  • Please tell us how this person knows you, ie: line manager, colleague, minister etc.


  • Health & personal issues

  • Health and personal issues do not disqualify people from volunteering with us, but we need to understand to be able to accommodate your needs safely wherever we can. Please tell us if you have any medical or personal conditions and requirements that may affect your activities as a volunteer.
  • Your data
    The information you provide on this form will be used for the purposes of assessing your application and will be handled in line with our Data Protection & Privacy Policy.
  • I declare that the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am aware that the information I have given will be treated confidentially and consent to it being used and stored as stated above. This is not a legally binding contract.