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Like figuring out how electrical items work?

by British Heart Foundation

Are you good with electricals? A bit of a sparky in your spare time? If you like figuring out how electrical items work and want to do your bit to help the environment, this could be the role for you.
You’ll be plugging in and testing the electrical items generously donated to us, making sure they are fully functional and ready for sale – everything from record players to washing machines, TVs to toasters – they all need a quick test!
Funding for researchers begins at your local charity shop. Now, more than ever, we are in urgent need of public support to enable us to continue our life saving research and help the 7.4 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases. This wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic volunteers.
Our team is welcoming and friendly, and we love meeting people from all walks of life.
Typical tasks include:
• Plugging items in, turning them on and making sure all the functions work correctly
• Giving items a quick clean so they’re ready for sale
• Some light lifting of electrical items and help is on hand for the heavier items
• Identifying poor quality donations for recycling
• Identifying unusual or interesting items for online selling or auction

Organisation description

The BHF is here to Beat Heartbreak Forever. We are working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. By 2030, we want to see advances across the spectrum of heart and circulatory diseases; to prevent these conditions from developing and we want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives.


Farley Centre, Princess Parade, High Street
B70 7QU West Bromwich


0121 222 1290


The stock room and staff areas are accessed via a staircase and there is no lift. Please contact us to discuss any access requirements.

Experience gained

This is a great opportunity to gain work experience in a working business environment. Volunteers can gain Certificates of Achievement recording transferable skills gained.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Daytime


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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