Be a shop volunteer

Come and join our dedicated team of volunteers at your local shop

Coronavirus update: We have now opened our Llanishen and Crwys Rd charity shops on reduced hours, and look forward to opening our Barry and Talbot Green shops in the next few weeks.  If you would like to volunteer in one of our charity shops please call George Parry, Retail Operations Manager, on 07539 791922 or pop in to one of our shops to discuss volunteering opportunities with the store manager. 

If you are interested in volunteering in the future, please visit this page and keep an eye on our social media for updates regarding applying.

Come and join our dedicated team of volunteers at your local shop. You'll be one of over 80 shop volunteers keeping our 5 shops running and raising money to support our work. It's a great way to help children in Wales with cerebral palsy and build your skills and make friends at the same time. We’ll give you training and support – and you can choose how much time you volunteer.

What the role can include

  • Working on the till processing sales and returns
  • Preparing stock, including sorting, steaming and pricing
  • Creating stylish window displays
  • Replenishing stock on the shop floor
  • Stocktaking and other administrative tasks
  • And of course, providing great customer service!

Benefits of volunteering

While we know that our charity shops benefit enormously from volunteering, there are also benefits for you too. Some of these include:

  • Making new friends
  • Learning new skills
  • Helping your career development
  • Reducing stress and combatting depression
  • Keeping you physically fit
  • Providing fun and fulfilment

How we have helped in Wales

110

Family support appointments took place in 2018-19

286

Children from across Wales have been treated during 2018-19

1,682

The number of sessions of specialist therapy we delivered in 2018-19

Clara With Mum Sera Jane

Clara’s story

When we completed our first baby block of 6 weeks of therapy at Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s therapy centre it was a life-changer. We are truly grateful to have found such help and guidance amongst the darkness, we can now look forward to the future, thanks to Cerebral Palsy Cymru.

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Volunteer with home made cake sale

Pam Perry

I started to Bake for Bobath in 2014 as a fun way of saying thank you to Bobath for the amazing therapy they have given my granddaughter.

Held at home, a small gathering of friends with plenty of cake and coffee plus donations, £97.00, not bad I thought. Still held at home it is an annual event on m…

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Sienna’s story

The early intervention programme, has been such a comfort to us as we were doing something positive from pretty much day one for Sienna. The support and comfort that Cerebral Palsy Cymru provides means that the therapy doesn’t just stop with the child who receives it, the whole family benefits.

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Fred Soper

Bobath to me means I can give something back to my community. I was a customer at Crwys road and liked the atmosphere that the manager created. The volunteers are happy and the manager is kind-hearted and good with everyone so when I got the opportunity to volunteer my first choice was Bobath.

I esp…

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Ffion’s story

Each visit to Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s therapy centre in Cardiff meant a 130-mile round trip to get to the centre but it was well worth it. The sessions were a great tool and taught us how to help Ffion and how to continue with her physiotherapy at home.

- Family Story

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