Behind-the-scenes Stock Room Superstar

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If you’re a keen rummager then we have a role for you. If you like things to be neat and tidy, then we need your help to sort the donations we receive into their different categories. If you’re a lover of the iron, then master the mighty steamer and watch those creases and wrinkles disappear.

Whether you’re a lover of vintage clothing, stunning jewellery or beautiful bric-a-brac or fancy the company of other friendly volunteers our Craigmillar shop sort room is the place to be.

Say hello to the team

Funding for researchers begins at your local charity shop. Last year our British Heart Foundation UK charity shops across the UK raised an incredible £28 million – this wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic volunteers.

Our team is bright and bubbly, and we love meeting people from all walks of life.

Typical tasks include:

· Sorting out donated items and preparing them for sale

· Using a clothes steamer

· Identifying unsaleable donations for recycling

· Keeping the sort room organised and tidy

· Acting as an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation always

You get a lot from volunteering too:

· A chance to work in a friendly team, to make new friends and meet a diverse group of people

· The opportunity to make an invaluable contribution to British Heart Foundation goal of beating heartbreak forever

· The time to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills

· The ability to gain valuable work experience to add onto your CV and to learn new skills

· Flexibility to fit with your lifestyle

· The chance to gain valuable retail experience

Here's a little bit more about us

The BHF is here to Beat Heartbreak Forever. We are working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.

By 2030, we want to see advances across the spectrum of heart and circulatory diseases; we want to prevent these conditions from developing and we want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is a world without heart and circulatory diseases. We raise money to research cures and treatments, so we can beat heartbreak forever.










Frequency and commitment details

Whether you have a couple of hours a month or a few days a week to give, we'd love to hear from you.


We are unable to accept volunteers aged under 16 or with unspent criminal convictions.
Experience required: No specific experience is required, just a willingness to get involved in a hands-on practical role and to follow British Heart Foundation stock room guidelines.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed
Training details: We provide a full induction followed by hands-on training. We also offer our volunteers the opportunity to gain an accredited qualification.

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Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.