The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is encouraging the people of Manchester to volunteer in their local store and help raise funds for life saving research.
The charity’s shop, in Piccadilly, is in urgent need of volunteering support as it seeks to recover from the pandemic.
The BHF has plenty of exciting volunteering roles available, for those looking to support their local community, increase their wellbeing and widen their social network in the local area – while supporting a good cause and helping the environment.
Sarah Boardman, Retail Volunteering Operations Manager at British Heart Foundation, said: “We would love to hear from those who are looking to support their local community and can offer even just a few hours a week to come and join the team in Manchester. Volunteering at the BHF is a great opportunity to meet new people, boost your confidence, gain retail experience and help give unwanted items a new lease of life.
“The gift of time is vital to the British Heart Foundation, and we rely on the generous support of the public. Every hour given will help us raise funds to support the 311,000 people in Greater Manchester living with heart and circulatory diseases.”
There are a range of opportunities available ideal for those keen to develop their skills, gain confidence in the workplace, looking to be more sustainable or members of the community hoping to meet new people.
Volunteers can get involved in tasks such as telephone and logistical administration, merchandising on the shop floor and answering customer queries. The charity also offers online roles for those keen on honing their tech skills, by helping to research, photograph and list items for BHF’s online shops.
Behind the scenes volunteers can take on warehouse activities or specialist roles which can provide transferrable skills that are perfect for future job applications. There are also opportunities to become volunteer stock collection drivers, stock generators and volunteer recruiters who get out in the local area.
Tragically, every 80 minutes, someone dies from a heart or circulatory disease in Greater Manchester. The support of volunteers in BHF local shops is more vital than ever and the charity hopes to inspire the local community to give the gift of time, to help save and improve lives.
This year, the BHF will save around 71,000 tonnes of goods from going to waste, by selling over half a million pieces of living room furniture and 14,000 tonnes of preloved clothes.
Every pound raised in BHF shops helps the charity to support those living with heart and circulatory diseases. Your gift of time can help the BHF, help them.
For more information on how to get involved, contact the BHF’s Manchester shop by calling 0161 236 4202.