New Year New You – volunteer with Martlets

Does your CV need a New Year boost? Are you thinking about returning to the workplace and want to brush up your skills? Perhaps you’re looking for work experience to help you on the road to your career. If so Martlets has launched its New Year New You campaign to find volunteers like you to help in its nine shops across the Brighton & Hove area.
By giving some of your spare time you’ll be investing in your future and learning essential life skills important for your career. Allison Martin from the hospice’s Retail Team said, “Our New Year New You campaign is all about encouraging people to improve their skills by simply giving a few hours to Martlets each week.

“Volunteering in our shops is great fun and it’s a fantastic opportunity to really understand how retail works. You’ll be part of one of our warm and friendly teams, quickly building confidence to gain experience in visual merchandising, customer service and sales.”

Martlets is a charity that cares for people living through a terminal illness in and around Brighton & Hove. It’s much more than a hospice and is working to change perceptions of hospice care.

Today, most patients receive care in their own home. The hospice in Hove is a place where patients and their families can use the therapeutic services, drop-in clinics, visit the in-patient unit or just sit and have a coffee in the café.

The hospice’s community teams care for people living and dying at home. Families and loved ones are supported into bereavement. Martlets runs a 24/7 helpline for free, personal support, this is a collaboration between Martlets and the Sussex Community Trust’s palliative care team.

Martlets’ care is only free thanks to the generosity of local people; every donation and volunteered hour helps them change lives. “If you have some time to spare then it’s an excellent way to get involved with a local charity,” adds Allison Martin. “You’ll be hands-on right from the start and will see how your efforts really make a difference to families in the Brighton and Hove area.

“This could be your first taste of the working world so it’s an enjoyable way to learn about working in teams and customer service; which are important for all jobs. It’s brilliant experience to be able to add to your CV.”

Martlets is looking for volunteers aged 16 and above to work in its shops, which are based in Brighton, Hove, Lewes, Peacehaven, Rottingdean and Woodingdean.

To find out more, please get in touch with sarah.achucarro@martlets.org.uk by email or call 0782 334 4723.

For more information about Martlets Hospice visit www.themartlets.org.uk

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