British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is calling for people in Kelso, Peebles and Hawick to become Heart Heroes and use some of their spare time to volunteer for the nation’s heart charity.
BHF is always on the lookout for more volunteers to join the fight against heart disease. You can get involved in a number of ways, from becoming a volunteer driver and merchandising clothes, shoes and accessories to window dressing, working behind the till and administration work. BHF are keen to hear from anyone who has a few hours to spare.
Volunteering with BHF Scotland for just half a day a month could fund one of their scientists to carry out lifesaving research for an hour, but giving your time doesn’t just benefit BHF. Volunteering offers a great way to meet new people, use your existing skills, boost your CV and help in the hunt for a new job.
Many of BHF Scotland paid shop management joined as volunteers and now work in a range of positions from assistants and shop managers right up to area managers.
BHF volunteers are at the heart of the charity and without them, the organisation simply wouldn’t be able to continue its lifesaving work. Some volunteers enjoy their time so much they have been volunteering with BHF Scotland for more than 20 years. BHF appreciates every minute people can spare.
BHF volunteers can not only use and develop the skills they already have, but can also keep their foot on the career ladder, work towards qualifications and gain some excellent experience.
You could even volunteer some extra time to clear out your wardrobe. BHF Scotland shops always needs more stock. Your unwanted items help fill the shop shelves and raise valuable funds in the fight against heart disease. BHF Scotland operates a free collection service which can be booked on 0800 915 1111 or for larger furniture and electrical items, visit bhf.org.uk/free
To find your nearest BHF Scotland shop or store call 0800 915 1111 and for more information on volunteering opportunities visit bhf.org.uk/volunteer