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Become an Acorns shop volunteer




Acorns shops provide vital funds to support the care in our hospices. Without the help of volunteers helping our retail team in a variety of roles we simply couldn't operate our shops. Some volunteers give a few hours a week whilst others give a couple of days, however much time you are able to give you will be making a real difference to children and their families.

Scroll down to see what roles are available and how to get in touch.

Could you volunteer in our shops?

If you'd like to volunteer at one of our shops, then please complete our online volunteer application form

Alternatively you can download a paper application form here and email it to

Why volunteer in an Acorns shop?

For some volunteers, working in an Acorns shop gives them the confidence to find paid employment and a chance to gain valuable skills and experience. For others it is a way to meet people and make friends and they enjoy being part of a busy and friendly team. All of our shop volunteers receive training and work under the guidance of an Acorns-employed shop manager.

Our volunteers are central to the success of each shop and get involved in many aspects of running the shop - from sorting stock or preparing items for sale, to working on the tills or helping customers. We also have volunteers who bring their specialist skills and knowledge to help us.

If you would like to volunteer at one of our shops, you can contact the shop direct to find out more and apply to become an Acorns shop volunteer. or pop into your local Acorns shop.

We currently have the below retail volunteering opportunities:

Retail Administration

To assist with all related retail and volunteer administration.

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Driver's Mate

To assist our van drivers on their daily duties.

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Retail Shop Volunteer

To assist in the running and management of a successful shop.

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Stockroom Assistant

To assist in our stockroom ensuring donated goods are sorted and categorised.

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Volunteer at Beckett's

To assist in our furniture store at Beckett's Farm, Wythall.

Download volunteer description | Find out more | Volunteer description

Students, start your volunteer experience today


Do you need to gain volunteer hours to complete your college or university course? Or are you looking to improve your CV and learn new skills?

Whatever your reasons for volunteering, giving your time at your local Acorns shop has many benefits. Not only will you learn new skills and gain valuable work experience, but you will also meet new people and have fun whilst supporting local children in your area. (*Please note the minimum age for volunteering is 16 years old and volunteers under 18 must have parent/guardian consent.)

Want to find out more?

Fill in the quick enquiry form below for more information, or to get started as a volunteer click here to download an application form and email to

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