Our volunteers helped HFS collect and reuse over 275 tons of furniture and appliances last year.
Most of our volunteers are unemployed people who enjoy getting out and having something constructive to do, being part of a team and working to help others in our community.
Volunteers help us to:
- Arrange goods in the store, create displays and pick out the items for deliveries
- Deliver or collect furniture and electrical goods, joining a team on one of our vans
- Answer the phone, book in collections, help people in the store find what they need
- Restore and repair donated furniture for reuse
HFS aims to provide a welcoming diverse workplace with supportive staff who want to help volunteers achieve their goals. Whether your target is to get into paid employment, gain a qualification, become more independent and confident, improve your communication skills or just enjoy volunteering, we will do what we can to help you get there.
Our staff rooms are stocked with free refreshments for our hard-working volunteers and provide space to unwind, play pool and make friends.
We also pay expenses so that volunteers are not out-of-pocket from giving us their time.
If you are interested in volunteering we'll meet you for a chat and, if we both think it's a good move, then arrange a taster day which will include induction training and working alongside others in a team. If you enjoy it we'll arrange more days - our volunteers generally start out doing one day a week and some choose to do more when there are spaces in our rota.
If you don't like the taster day there is no obligation to continue at all. It's totally up to you because volunteering at HFS is completely voluntary - we do not work with any of the schemes that mandate activity for people who are out of work.
To find out more about volunteering with us call your local store:
HFS Hastings 01424 44 11 12
HFS Bexhill 01424 22 35 94
Or download and fill in and send us your application and we will get back to you.