Volunteer Warehouse Warrior! Kingswood Furniture shop

British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical, Kingswood
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 21 April, 2024 - 20:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Flexible 3 hour shifts, either 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 4pm on Mon/ Fri/ Saturdays or Sundays
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Do you want to help the planet, keep fit and save lives in 2024 for a few hours each week when you can?

Volunteering in our Kingswood British Heart Foundation furniture store warehouse could be the answer!

We need volunteer warehouse assistants to keep our stock moving by hand from the van to the warehouse and shop floor, and back to the van for delivery as items sell on the shop floor.

This role is physically active as it involves carrying furniture by hand but you don't need to be The Hulk - every little helps! There are also other warehouse opportunities, such as booking in and pricing stock using tablets, building flat-packed furniture, and testing donated electrical items – full training is provided and you can try different roles. This is a social role involving lots of team work and opportunity to learn various skill sets within the shop while keeping fit.

Say hello to the team:

Funding for Bristol based PHD students and BHF researchers begins at your local charity shop. Now, more than ever, we are in urgent need of volunteers to enable us to continue our life saving research and help the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases. This wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic volunteers.

Our Kingswood team led by Luke, Jack and Billy are a friendly bunch, we socialise once a month by going out and running quizzes, and we are looking forward to welcoming new volunteers to our growing team in 2024!

Typical tasks include:

· Ensuring the warehouse is always kept in a clean, safe and organised state

· Safely lifting and carrying (by hand) a range of furniture items, big or small – it all helps!

· Dealing with van deliveries to the shop and preparing deliveries going out to customers

· Building flat-pack furniture for display purposes, carrying out light furniture repairs if confident alongside the Warehouse Supervisor

· Re-stocking furniture on the shop floor as items are sold

· Acting as an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation

You get a lot from volunteering too:

· A chance to work in a friendly team, make new friends & meet meet new people

· The feel-good factor of giving back to a cause whilst keeping fit - get some endorphins!

· 25% volunteer discount on donated goods in all BHF shops and 10% of brand new goods - as long as you regularly volunteer

· The time to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills

· Gain valuable warehousing experience to add to your CV and learn new skills

· Flexible shifts to fit with your lifestyle - 3 hours once a week when you can is a huge help!

· Reasonable travel reimbursed in agreement with the Managers - keep your bus tickets

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

Here's a little bit more about us:

The BHF is working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. We want to ensure those with heart conditions have better, longer lives and the money we raise powers researchers and medical care to help people with heart diseases.

How to Apply: 

Email or call Jack or Luke on K16@bhf.org.uk / 01179 605663 and we can talk through the next steps to get you started! :)

Contact Person: 
Jack/ Luke
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
01179 605663
Postal Address: 
British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical shop 52 - 54 Regent Street Kingswood Bristol BS15 8LE