Julia’s House Needs You!

Do you like to keep busy?  Do you have a few hours to spare?  Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s Hospice charity is seeking volunteers to help out at its friendly shop located in Maryport Street, Devizes.

The shop relies on volunteers throughout the week, and has a particular need at present for some extra help on Monday mornings and Wednesday and Friday afternoons to serve customers on the till and keep them informed about the charity’s work.

Volunteering has lots of benefits from building confidence to reducing stress and is a great way to make friends and have fun.

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.  We would love to hear from anyone who’d like to get involved at our Devizes shop.”

Julia’s House is a local charity dedicated to supporting the families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. It relies on public donations, fundraising and legacies for 95 per cent of the money needed to run its vital service. The charity has two hospices – one in Devizes and one in Corfe Mullen, in Dorset.

Anyone interested in volunteering in Devizes should contact Liz Thompson on 01202 644220 or pop into the shop for more information.