Leeds, West Yorkshire
Job description

The main purpose of this volunteer role is to provide support with sorting recycling donated to BTRS to raise funds.

We turn your everyday rubbish into money for brain tumour research – the biggest cancer killer of children and young people under the age of 40 in the UK.

By recycling items like biscuit, cake and cracker wrappers, bread bags, crisp packets and writing instruments, we can raise money. This is allocated to Ellie’s Fund, in memory of Ellie, and is spent on innovative Yorkshire based research.

Did you know that these items are turned into other things like ping-pong tables, plastic benches, dustbins and even flower pots?

Main Tasks:

  • Sorting donated items into categories. This includes checking suitability, cleaning and flattening.
  • Adding items into separate storage containers by type.
  • Once we have enough of the individual category, packaging items to meet set sizes and weights ready for collection by a courier.
  • Keeping up to date with suitable items that can be recycled and ensuring records are kept up to date.

We are looking for people who are:

  • Willing to learn about the work of Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire
  • Dedicated to recycling and looking after the environment
  • Enthusiastic and able to follow packaging instructions
  • Someone able to commit to agreed hours and provide reliable support

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to gain experience as part of a busy charity team
  • Full induction and ongoing training
  • Ongoing support and supervision in your role
  • Experience of working in the charity sector
  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses incurred whilst carrying our activities for BTRS, for example travel to the office/parking
  • BTRS commitment to Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities


Founded in 2003 and originally named Andrea’s Gift, Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire (BTRS) is Yorkshire and Humber’s leading brain tumour charity.  Offering practical, financial and emotional support to both adult and child brain tumour patients, together with their families.

We fund brain tumour research in Yorkshire; we hope this research, dedicated to identifying new approaches to the discovery and treatment of brain tumours, will improve outcomes for patients.

At BTRS we are a small team who are growing to meet the needs of those affected by a brain tumour in Yorkshire. Around 12 new cases of primary brain tumour are diagnosed in the region every week.

More about BTRS across Yorkshire
BTRS across Yorkshire

BTRS are a Leeds based charity funding brain tumour research and supporting people across Yorkshire affected by a brain tumour.

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Refreshed on: 23 April 2020
Closed date: 14 May 2020
Job ref: RV0220
Tags: Campaigning, Operations

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