Electrical Items Tester

Are you good with electricals, or do you have an interest in electrical gadgets?

If you want to help the environment in a voluntary role behind the scenes, this could be the position for you.

Our electrical item tester volunteers make sure all our donated electrical items are fully functional and safe for sale.

You’ll receive detailed training which you will need to complete before starting and ongoing support from the warehouse team.

You will need a knowledge of Health and Safety procedures and an attention to detail, but no specialist electrical knowledge is required.

You will help protect the environment through recycling while helping us create a world free from the fear of heart disease.

Typical tasks include:

  • Plugging items in, turning them on and making sure all the functions work correctly
  • Following specific guidance on testing a vast range of different electrical items safely
  • Cleaning donated items so they’re ready for sale
  • Some light lifting with help on hand for the heavier items
  • Identifying poor quality or damaged donations for recycling
  • Identifying unusual or interesting items for online selling


  • We will give you all the training you need to be able to safely and confidently carry out this role.
  • an interest in electrical items,
  • can work in a safe and organised manner and would like to broaden your skill set pop down to your local Furniture & Electrical store for more information and join the BHF team.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    over 18's
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 20/02/2024

End Date: 25/12/2024

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British Heart Foundation Byker F&E Store (B77),
51/57 Shields Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne

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