Electrical Items Tester Volunteer (Homestore) – Retail British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

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Job type

  • Volunteer


10 Alderman Judge Mall, Kingston upon Thames


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  • Employee discount

Full job description

Our charity fund s around £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular dementia. Diabetes. They’re all connected, and they’re all under our microscope. Our volunteers help us fund lifesaving science to improve the lives of families and loved ones living with heart and circulatory disease. Volunteering with us is easy, flexible, and inclusive. If you can spare a few hours a week, or a couple of hours occasionally, we ’d love you to join our volunteer team .

Are you good with electricals, or do you have an interest in electrical gadgets? If you want to help the environment in a volunt eer role behind the scenes, this could be the position for you. Our electrical item tester volunteers make sure all our donated electrical items are fully functional and safe for sale . You’ll receive detailed training which you will need to complete before starting and ongoing support from the warehouse team. You will need a knowledge of Health and Safety procedures and an attention to detail, but no specialist electrical knowledge is required . You will help protect the environment through recycling while helping us create a world free from the fear of heart disease .

Just so you know, we are unable to accept volunteers aged under 16 or with unspent criminal convictions. Please note this is an unpaid voluntary position in a friendly charity shop.


Typical tasks include:


  • Plugging items in, turning them on and making sure all the functions work correctly
  • Following specific guidance on testing a vast range of different electrical items safely
  • Cleaning donated items so they’re ready for sale
  • Some light lifting with help on hand for the heavier items
  • Identifying poor quality or damaged donations for recycling
  • Identifying unusual or interesting items for online selling


Volunteering with British Heart Foundation comes with plenty of benefits too…


  • A 25% discount on donated goods and 10% discount on New Goods in our shops
  • Unlimited , free, and confidential support by Retail Trust
  • Access to training and development
  • Reasonable t ravel expenses reimbursed
  • Refreshments available
  • Volunteer certificates, references and long service awards provided
  • Access to discounts with other retailers


To apply for this job please visit myvolunteer.bhf.org.uk.


Ethan Anderson

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