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Updated Sep 7, 2019

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  1. "Volunteer Experience"

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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

    British Heart Foundation2019-09-07
  2. "Good but not always something to do"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Eltham, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice friendly people. The manager was really happy to leave me with complicated or important tasks despite being young.

    Cons

    When the manager changed days no one got me anything to do and it was very boring.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on what different ages can be allowed to do as many people were scared to give me jobs deemed complicated even though I was able

    British Heart Foundation2019-09-04

    British Heart Foundation Response

    September 9, 2019

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review . Feedback from our volunteers is really important and we use it to help improve the volunteering experience at BHF. I'm really pleased that you worked with nice friendly people and that the manager gave you lots of interesting ...

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  3. "Good"

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    Former Intern - Volunteer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Heart Foundation for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice staff and customers, good

    Cons

    None i can Think of

    Advice to Management

    None

    British Heart Foundation2019-08-15
  4. "Great Team"

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    Former Freelancer - Volunteer in Preston, North West England, England
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    I worked at British Heart Foundation for less than a year

    Pros

    Team was welcoming and very cooperative Assistant manager was always helpful and approachable

    Cons

    Lack of communication sometimes leads to errors in following schedule

    British Heart Foundation2019-07-25
  5. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Maidstone, England

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

    Pros

    Gained a lot of new skills working behind the scenes and staff are friendly providing flexible hours

    Cons

    Tasks are often repetitive which can be boring

    British Heart Foundation2019-07-22

    British Heart Foundation Response

    July 25, 2019

    Hello there , thank you for the review. I'm really pleased that you gained lots of new skills , this is a real benefit to volunteering . We aim to give volunteers the chance to try lots of different roles to give variety and prevent repetition, we will take your feedback on board. ...

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  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bromley, England
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    really friendly if I was running late they were understanding and flexible

    Cons

    the cashier was quite cold/stubborn

    British Heart Foundation2019-06-13

    British Heart Foundation Response

    June 18, 2019

    hello and thank you for leaving a review about your time at the BHF , we really do love to hear from our amazing volunteers. Really pleased to hear that you found people to be really friendly and that you enjoyed the flexibility that comes with volunteering . Jo - The Volunteering ...

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  7. "Volunteering at the British Heart Foundation"

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    Current Freelancer - Volunteer in Kilmarnock, Scotland

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team work, No Experience needed. Daily Challenging

    Cons

    Can be hard and challenging work at times.

    British Heart Foundation2019-06-06
  8. "Volunteer sent from Job Centre"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Rotherham, England

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were genuinely friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Sometimes there is nothing to do, especially on the shop floor (clothing side) so you’re left standing/walking around for hours on end just shuffling things around. I felt like an unofficial security guard at time which wasn’t what I took the work experience placement for. I never learnt how to work the tills.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your volunteers with a little more respect and have some empathy and understanding. We don’t come to work to have snide/rude remarks made about/to us, especially those of us who have mental illnesses and are struggling as it is; it really knocks our confidence and makes us dread turning up the next day. If I was a paid employee, I’d have left and claimed constructive dismissal.

    British Heart Foundation2019-06-11
  9. "New job"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer in Blackburn, England
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly reliable helpful and colleagues

    Cons

    Tasks job confidence job role

    British Heart Foundation2019-06-07
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Freelancer - Volunteer in Dunstable, England

    I worked at British Heart Foundation for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Flexible timing can be given

    Cons

    Weekend works. Nothing else, would work again in future

    Advice to Management

    none

    British Heart Foundation2019-04-04
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