Canterbury bookshop

Location: Canterbury

Pilgrims Hospices is looking for volunteers at its Canterbury bookshop.

Do you have a real passion for the printed word? If so, then we need people like you to volunteer at our Canterbury bookshop – known as Burgate Books.

If you have good communication and people skills and some experience of customer service, then come and join us.

Volunteering with Pilgrims will give you an opportunity to make a positive difference in your community, to meet new people and develop new skills. Full training and support will be provided, as required.

Roles and availability

Retail Assistant

As a Volunteer Retail Assistant at the bookshop, you will help and serve customers and provide a high standard of customer service. You’ll process stock, including sorting, pricing and displaying books in the shop and will also be involved in using the till and handling cash.

Please note that you will occasionally be required to lift heavy items.

Shift availability

  • Mornings or afternoons, Monday – Saturday

Download role description

Find out more

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at our Canterbury bookshop please contact Gavin Fox, Bookshop Manager, with your contact details and he will be in touch:

Alternatively, pop into the shop for a chat.

Apply today

Download and complete an application form from this page and email it to or take it into the shop.