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Volunteer Till Assistant, Taunton Furniture Store

British Heart Foundation Furniture Store, Taunton

Name: Volunteer Till Assistant, Taunton Furniture Store
Organisation: British Heart Foundation Furniture Store, Taunton
Location: British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical, 21 - 22 High Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PJ
Type: Part Time
Flexible around you - ideally one 3 or 4 hour shift a week that fits your commitments.


Are you looking for Retail and Admin work experience? If you can spare 2 or 3 hours a week, we’re always looking for friendly people to join our Taunton Furniture store to help on our tills and phones at the cash desk.

You will be a point of contact for our customers, helping them with any queries and arranging collections/ deliveries - this is a great role to improve your retail and customer service skills.

Volunteering can help you to:
• Learn new skills or develop your existing skills further
• Gain valuable work experience and strengthen your CV
• Meet new people and build a new social circle
• Increase your confidence

We can offer you:
• Full induction training and on-going support as you volunteer with us
• Flexible shifts to volunteer that fit around you - 2 or 3 hours a week would be great
• You will have an opportunity to learn lifesaving skills by completing CPR training
• Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses as agreed with the Manager – we can cover the bus in!
• Plenty of tea and biscuits, and the opportunity to have a laugh and get out of the house!

Apply now or pop in on the High Street and ask for Tash to be part of our friendly team - a little bit of your time helps us to save lives by funding our researchers to fight heart and circulatory diseases.

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Organisation Description

The British Heart Foundation Furniture store in Taunton is recruiting volunteers for flexible opportunities that will help raise funds for life saving research into heart disease.
There are lots of benefits to volunteering; you will develop your existing skills, gain confidence and support a great cause. Whatever your reason for joining, you can expect to have lots of fun and meet some friendly people!
However you choose to volunteer your time helps us to save lives. As one of our volunteers you will receive a full induction and further training in specific roles - if you want to learn, we'll teach you everything possible!
Join our battle to beat heartbreak forever - our research is powered by your support. Every pound raised and every minute of your time will help make a massive difference to people's lives.


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Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Health & Hospices
  • Medicine
  • Retail

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • General and Helping
  • Receptionist
  • Retail and Charity Shops

Skills and Qualifications


Just a keen attitude and wanting to help is the best thing!


Confidence, new skills, retail experience, a new social circle of friends.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: 96
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Travel reimbursed if volunteers work a 3 hour shift or longer
Restrictions: No unspent convictions, if support worker is required this will be a conversation we have in the initial shifts led by the shop.
Induction: Yes - ask lots of question!
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes - lots available!
Other: We're a friendly bunch, led by Tash and Marie!

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Taster session, Trial Period