British Heart Foundation Volunteer Assistant Reviews

Updated 27 Jul 2020

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3.9
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British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
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  1. "I liked it"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Exeter, England

    I worked at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, nice people, good training

    Cons

    none, but i was only a volunteer

  2. "Good place to volunteer, but know your boundaries"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Volunteer/Shop Assistant in Tewkesbury, England

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very kind and supportive, and volunteers are entitled to snacks and staff discount. It's always varied and new donations are always coming in.

    Cons

    Sometimes the shop is understaffed and a lot of work is passed on to volunteers. I had to learn how to say "no" and stop letting people make me feel like I had to do everything.


  3. "Charitable work for an outstanding cause"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Volunteer in Rugby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing cause to work for with amazing people

    Cons

    Teams are separate and in one store

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  4. "Friendly staff and nice environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The staff are lovely and always welcoming - The customers are mostly friendly too - Good banter with staff - Good experience and helping the community out

    Cons

    - Volunteer so no pay - Manager did not learn my name - Repetitive work so gets a bit boring and no chairs so standing up for hours

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    British Heart Foundation Response

    January 10, 2020Volunteering Team Co-Ordinator

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Genuinely, without Volunteers such as yourself, the BHF couldn't function as well as it does - THANK YOU. I hope your role with us will evolve and the experience will lead to paid employment. Clare - Volunteering Team

  5. "Furniture and Electrical."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive and challenging. You have to be assertive.

    Cons

    Unusual risks eg. trip hazards or glass/both. It's easy to be distracted by other tasks and leave a hazard forgotten about.

    British Heart Foundation Response

    December 10, 2019

    Hi Thank you for the 5 star review . Volunteer feedback is so very important to us . We take the well being of all our volunteer and staff very seriously and want to make sure everyone is working in a safe and comfortable environment . I'd be keen to discuss the points you have raised in more detail so we can make any improvements that may be needed . Please contact me direct at vaadvice@bhf.org.uk Jo - Volunteering Team

  6. "Opportunities To Learn A Lot"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Volunteer Retail Sales Associate in Cheadle, North West England, England

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Voluntary Sales Assistant British Heart Foundation - Cheadle I am a chatterbox. I can talk about anything and everything. Volunteering allows me a fantastic opportunity to let my chitchatting dreams run wild. As an outgoing and enthusiastic volunteer, I love meeting and greeting customers. I talk to the customers, make them feel welcome, help them find the things they’re looking for and inform them of Gift-Aid Club memberships. I keep the sales floor looking fresh and inspiring, and thank everyone who brings in their donations and custom. I am a part of a friendly and helpful team in a relaxed environment. My manager provided me with all the support and help I need. Perfect for enhancing my CV gaining valuable work experience and new skill set.

    Cons

    I have no Cons to talk about

  7. "Fair place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Volunteer in Stockport, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible times for volunteer work

    Cons

    Sometimes some time Is spent not doing much for warehouse stuff.

  8. "Friendly"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Kidderminster, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A friendly and nice place to volunteer,

    Cons

    Theyre were no job vacancies for paid staff while I was there

    British Heart Foundation Response

    October 22, 2019

    hello , thank you for your review. I'm really glad that you experienced a nice and friendly place to volunteer in , this is exactly what we want for all our amazing volunteers. Thank you for all your support ! Jo - Volunteering Team

  9. "British heart foundation"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Volunteer in Sutton, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation for less than a year

    Pros

    The experience is the biggest pro of it all.

    Cons

    Don't think there are many cons

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  10. "Volunteer Experience"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Volunteer in Castleford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Heart Foundation for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice place to work with nice employees to work with and very helpful if there is a problem

    Cons

    No cons with the business

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