Lend an Elfing hand in our shops this Christmas

Volunteers at our BHF shop sorting items

If you are thinking of spending some time helping out in your local community this season, why not consider joining our team of volunteer Christmas elves at your local British Heart Foundation shop.

Whether you want to volunteer as a one off, pick up a few festive shifts or explore supporting us longer term when you can, we value any time you can give us. At this busy time, everything you do will be helping to keep tiny hearts beating.

Volunteer Lani helping out at our warehouse

Signing up is easy

Simply print and fill in the volunteer form, find your nearest shop and pop in for a chat. Don't worry if you can't print the form, our teams will have them on hand and look forward to meeting you.

Volunteer form Find a shop

Every little ‘Elfs’

There are lots of things that Christmas volunteers can do in an hour or two. Perhaps you have a specific interest in a department, or just want to help in general. Below are some examples of activities that will help make a difference

BHF volunteers steaming a shirt at a shop

  • General customer service on the sales floor, chatting to customers
  • Tidying displays of clothing or furniture
  • Window dressing
  • Preparing goods for sale
  • Helping in the warehouse
  • Selling raffle tickets
  • Price checking
  • Restocking merchandise
  • Creating posters for display
  • Rotating stock