The British Heart Foundation encourages people to volunteer in their businesses who are in dire need of assistance after months of lockdown.
The charity’s 730 stores are beginning to recover from the pandemic and steps have been taken to keep employees and customers safe.
The Corona crisis had a “devastating” effect on the BHF’s income, so that research funding was halved.
The charity said volunteering work experience promotes resumes and improves the wellbeing of those who invest their time.
Sarah Boardman, Retail Volunteering Operations Manager at BHF, said, “The past year has been an incredibly difficult time for many of us and has had a significant impact on people’s wellbeing, career development and self-confidence.
“The gift of time is important to the BHF and we depend on the generous support of the public. Every hour we help raise funds to help the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory disease. “
Volunteers can take part in tasks such as telephone and logistics administration, merchandising on the shop floor and answering customer inquiries, as well as online roles and warehouse pick-up trips. Click here to find out more.
The charity published their request at the start of National Volunteers Week.