British Heart Foundation Shops, Bournemouth

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The British Heart Foundation in and around Bournemouth could use your help! Volunteers are vital in running our shops, which...

Volunteer Till and Sales Assistant, various Bournemouth shops

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Are you looking to try something new, meet new people and gain some retail experience in 2020? Could you help out in one of our Bournemouth Fashion, books and music shops or Furniture stores by serving on our tills and helping customers on our shop floor? Fit us in around your studies, and try something new! We chat to our customers, help them find the things they’re looking for and inform them of the BHF’s life-saving heart research. We serve customers on the till, keep the shop looking great with our fantastic donated stock and thank everyone who brings in their donations and custom. Come and be a part of your local team, learn customer service skills and gain experience! Don’t worry if you’re not a confident speaker; all you need is a welcoming and helpful attitude - no experience is necessary! What you can gain by volunteering: - We offer our volunteers the chance to do free NVQ qualifications in store - Flexible times available; fit us in to your schedule – a few hours a week is a huge help - Full induction and on-going training provided - Plenty of tea and biscuits for our volunteers! - Reasonable travel costs covered in agreement with the Manager - Meet new people, get out of the house, build your confidence, help recycle for the planet! *Please note we are unable to accept volunteers aged under 16 and we cannot accept volunteers with unspent criminal convictions or who are subject to criminal registers/orders* Apply now if it sounds like something you could try for a few hours each week around your studies - help us save lives by beating heartbreak forever and get that feel-good buzz of knowing you've helped others!

Benefits to self

- Meet new people and have a laugh - Gain confidence and skills in a professional workplace but more informally as a volunteer - Switch off from Uni - do something different! - 25% discount for all our volunteers - Free tea, coffee and biscuits!

Benefits to others

- Help us recycle and re-use - we're the UK's biggest charity retailer, keeping thousands of tonnes of stuff out of landfill each year - be part of it. - Raise money that directly funds phd students, researchers, and BHF staff on cario wards in hospitals to beat heart and circulatory diseases



Training available

Anyone over 19 can undertake a free NVQ in one of our shops in: Retail, Customer Service, Warehousing, Team Leading. Volunteers can train in all parts of the shop, or in multiple shops, and a third of pur paid positions go to our volunteers each month.

Hours per week


Transport details

Please call the specific shop to arrange locally and for more information by using BHF shop finder online - reasonable travel costs will be covered if a volunteer is on working for more than 2-3 hours, in agreement with the Manager.
  • Areas of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Health and Social Care, Mental Health, People, Wellbeing
  • Activities I Like To DoAdministration, Business, General Help, Retail and Charity Shops

Employability skills

  • Leadership 0
  • Communication 0
  • Interpersonal 0