Volunteer to Elf out with BHF

British Heart Foundation are looking for Christmas Elfers

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Our friends at the British Heart Foundation have shared their Christmas wish with us - Could you be a Christmas Elfer?

It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year, and here at the British Heart Foundation we are once again asking if you can spare just a few hours to support us? 

Last Christmas we had a fantastic response to our Operation Elf campaign and now that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, there is lots to be done in our shops and stores.  We could really do with an extra pair of elfin’ hands!  From Christmas wrapping to rockin’ around the Christmas tree, your gift of time can really help us deck the halls.  Not only will it be a great way to learn new skills, try something new, and meet our amazing staff and volunteers, but you’ll also be supporting our lifesaving research.

Whether you want to volunteer as a one-off, as part of your university’s volunteering programme, or explore supporting us longer term, we value any time you can gift us. You can come along on your own or have a group of colleagues/friends volunteer with you.

How do I become an Elf?

This year, signing up to Operation Elf is even quicker and easier:

??Click here to find an Elf opportunity near you.

Search by your chosen location and select your town from the drop down list. Alternatively, you can click 'search by my location'. Once you've found your preferred opportunity, click 'apply now' and complete the short form to input your details using your email address.

After you have applied for the opportunity, select your chosen activity date and time from the list available. 




Heart and circulatory diseases can affect anyone and everyone; in the UK alone these diseases kill 1 in 4 people. We are committed to changing that and beating the heartbreak caused by heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes. 

Our volunteers have a huge impact on raising money through our shops and stores, and your support can help. 

Thank you, we appreciate every hour of time you can gift this Christmas.


Don't forget to keep your volunteering profile up to date with all of the great work that you have done, so that your hours of commitment can be recognised in your Higher Education Achievement Report.


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