Books & Literature Volunteer (Retail)

Do you love reading? Live in your library? Run out of book clubs to join? We’re looking for enthusiastic bookworms to help price, organise and display our wide range of books as part of our retail assistant team. Create exciting and eye-catching displays, find hidden gems behind the scenes or just share your love of a good read with customers on the shop floor – it all helps raise life-saving funds that will beat heartbreak forever.

Typical tasks include:

  • Sharing your love of books whilst on the shop floor and restocking displays
  • Keeping the book section tidy and well-organised – some light housekeeping
  • Helping sort donations in the stock room - cleaning, recycling, categorising and pricing books behind the scenes
  • Working on window and/or shop displays – getting creative alongside the Manager

You get a lot from volunteering too:

  • A chance to work in a friendly team, make new friends & meet a diverse group
  • The feel-good factor of helping the British Heart Foundation beat heartbreak forever
  • The time to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to gain valuable retail experience to add to your CV and learn new skills
  • Flexibility to fit with your lifestyle around your other commitments
  • Reasonable travel reimbursed in agreement with the Manager
  • 25% volunteer discount on donated goods


No special skills are needed. You just need to be reliable, friendly, keen to get stuck in!

We are unable to accept volunteers aged under 16 and we cannot accept volunteers with unspent criminal convictions or who are subject to criminal registers/orders


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    Volunteers must not have any unspent criminal convictions or appear on a criminal register.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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107 Victoria Road
GU11 1JG

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