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British Heart Foundation Volunteer Reviews

Updated 7 Sep 2020

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3.9
77%
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66%
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British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
4 Ratings
  1. "Bhf"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Working for a good cause Work to get a nationally recognised qualification Work to get Good references

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of

  2. "Slow Paced, interesting people coming"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer Shop Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, Get to understand how donations are processed and sold.

    Cons

    Sometimes is boring and you will find very little to do


  3. "Good to work with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Volunteer in Durham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gets you out and about

    Cons

    There are none to report

  4. Helpful (1)

    "I was a slave"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Volunteer in Lincoln, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Heart Foundation

    Pros

    Who get to feel what a slave meant through

    Cons

    Manager treats us like slaves it's the reason why the store can't get many volunteers

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  5. "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

  6. "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.

  7. "Charitable work for an outstanding cause"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  8. "Friendly staff and nice environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

    Volunteering 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

  9. "Great sense of working in a team for a good cause"

    4.0
    Current Intern - Volunteer Retail Assistant in Coventry, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Volunteer role taken very seriously-hardly any paid workers

    Cons

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  10. "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

    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

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