Read all about it! Book in as FORCE volunteer

Planning a new chapter in your life and keen to indulge your passion for books?

Why not become a volunteer at FORCE Cancer Charity’s Heavitree shop where we’re looking for new recruits to deal with the library of literature generously donated every year.

The role involves sorting books, assessing their value, pricing them up and getting them on the shelves.

It’s one of many opportunities to join our fantastic team, as and when you have time to spare.

We can make sure we’re on the same page when it come to your availability. Whether you can sign up for a regular slot or a more occasional commitment, we’ve got it covered.

Just let us now when you’ve got room in your diary to do your bit in making a real difference to people’s lives in your community.

It could be a couple of hours or a half or full day and the shop is open Monday to Saturday.

Volunteering offers a novel chance to meet new people, share and learn new skills and work in a great atmosphere for a worthwhile cause.

Hopefully you’ll find it rewarding and of course we will keep you refreshed with tea and biscuits!

If you think the idea of volunteering for FORCE is a bestseller, call into the shop in Heavitree Fore Street for a chat with Shop Manager Anna Heard or email

Hannah Grange is part of the team at our shop and explains why she loves volunteering.

“I started volunteering at the FORCE Charity Shop as a till girl. I then changed days and took on a more active role in the library-style bookroom. It’s great working ‘out the back’ as there’s a fun atmosphere with the staff and the other volunteers. It’s satisfying replenishing the bookroom and helping customers find an author/book. Also, helping with general customer queries and incoming donations. I like knowing that my time and the contribution I make helps the shop to run, which in turn makes money for cancer research at the RD&E Hospital (and the University of Exeter Medical School) and support for local people and their families at the FORCE Centre.”