Patrons: Bill Beaumont & Mark Lawrenson Reg Charity No: 512186

Our shops are our presence in the communities we serve, raising not only vital funds, but also awareness of the hospice across Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.

We have 15 shops plus the Donation Centre – where people can drop off items to be sold in the shops or recycled – which all rely on the hard work and dedication of an army of volunteers. In fact, out of more than 700 volunteers who give their time to St Catherine’s Hospice nearly half work within the hospice’s trading team.

There’s still plenty of variety in the work that we need help with. Along with our general charity shops – which sell clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac, home-ware and hard toys – we have dedicated book shops in Chorley and Ashton, and furniture stores in Preston, Chorley and Leyland. We also operate a bridal department within our Preston city centre store and gift shops in the hospice reception and The Mill Café in Lostock Hall.

You could give your time as a retail assistant – helping to sort and label stock, process Gift Aid, man the tills and provide service with a smile. Or you could work on one of the vans which serve our Donation Centre and furniture stores – carrying out vital collection and delivery services for bulky items or delivering new stock to different stores.

Check through the list below to find out what takes your fancy!

To apply to volunteer you can complete our online application form, or you can download the forms below to print and return.

For a more informal initial discussion about volunteering at our shops, or if you have any queries, please email trading@stcatherines.co.uk or call 01772 313063.

Click Here for our Online Application Form


Shop Volunteering Opportunities

Current Opportunities