A NEW charity shop opening in Castle Bromwich in time for Christmas is appealing for volunteers to join its team.
The John Taylor Hospice shop at the Castle Bromwich Shopping Centre in Timberley Lane is looking for people willing to give a few hours each week to help make the new shop a success.
Volunteers will be given the opportunity to gain National Vocational Qualifications in retail and customer care and will have the chance to gain experience in customer service, stock rotation, window dressing and other skills.
The shop is due to open next week.
John Taylor Hospice head of retail Andrew Ray said: “Our store in Castle Bromwich is the third we have opened this year and it’s our biggest. Housed in two retail units at a prime shopping centre, we expect it to be very successful.
“People who volunteer will be joining a lovely team of people who are all helping the hospice make every moment matter for hundreds of local families.”
John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham provides specialist care for people living with a terminal illness and their families.
Proceeds from the shops help to ensure that care continues into the future.
Andrew added: “We are really looking forward to opening a shop at Castle Bromwich.
“We will be selling small items of furniture, household goods, clothes and accessories, toys and media.
“We already have a number of volunteers on the team but we can definitely find space for more.”