British Heart Foundation Caerphilly appeals for volunteers

The British Heart Foundation is appealing to the local community to get involved, help fund lifesaving research and donate the gift of time by volunteering in their shop at Castle Court Shopping Centre, Caerphilly.

BHF Cymru is inviting residents who may be looking for something new to try, to take on one of the fantastic volunteering roles available. As well as providing crucial support to the BHF, volunteering can also provide great work experience, boost your CV, increase wellbeing and provide a social network within the local community.

Shop manager Janette Cox said: “We’re asking those who can offer a few hours or possibly a couple of mornings or afternoons a week to come and join the team, meet people and learn some new skills. Volunteers can learn and develop a range of skills, from telephone and logistical administration and helping on the shop floor to sorting stock or even helping to research, photograph and list items for the BHF online shop.”

Head of BHF Cymru, Rhodri Thomas said: “Behind the scenes there are physical warehouse activities or specialist roles for those who want to channel their passion for books, vinyl records, fashion or electricals. There are also volunteer stock collection drivers, stock generators and volunteer recruiters who get out and about in the local area. These roles can provide transferrable skills for job applications and help with boosting confidence, while also helping the BHF raise funds for lifesaving research.”

The charity is now urging the local community to support their nearest shop by taking up flexible volunteering opportunities, whether it’s a few shifts or a longer-term commitment. Every pound raised in BHF shops helps the charity to support those living with heart and circulatory diseases. Your gift of time can help the BHF, help them.

For more information head to: or contact Janette on 02920 864 545.

Pictured: BHF Caerphilly assistant manager Kimberley Cooling with some of the Christmas stock available in store.