Speaker Volunteers (Aberdeen)

  • VO91470
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

CHSS Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks, to raise awareness about the services across Scotland for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our Speaker Volunteers engage audiences about the important work of CHSS, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups face to face or virtually.

Your role will include:

*Alongside the fundraising team you will be supporting the team to find opportunities to share the work of CHSS with new audiences, raising the profile of CHSS.

*Delivering inspiring talks to a wide rand of community groups and corporate partners

*Keeping up to date with CHSS key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering.

*Providing feedback on talks for our fundraising team.

*Demonstrating the CHSS values, leaving your audience, large or small with a positive view of the organisation and the work that we do.

A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more details please contact us at volunteering@chss.org.uk or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We want to make sure people living with one of these conditions are living life to the full. We will advocate for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people are living with the effects of Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We will support people by providing advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Community Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning and our Peer Support Groups.

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Flexible times available to help. Volunteer Line Manager can discuss talks which are booked in to check availability with volunteer. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Access to travel locally (for face to face visits only). This role will require you to travel locally, and you will carry out your role on your own and so the minimum age for the Speaker Volunteer Role is 18 years.
Experience required: * A commitment and enthusiasm to raise awareness about the organisation in Scotland for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions, inspiring them to support our work. * An interest in the work of CHSS, including our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. *A Passion for public speaking and confidence to speak publicly to a diverse range of community groups. * Time to commit to preparing and delivering your talks. * Basic IT skills
Travel details: Talks will be based in local area or online.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid from volunteer home to the venue of where the talk is held. Expenses are paid into volunteer bank account monthly.
Training details: Relevant training and excellent support is provided to volunteers. You will be fully supported to undertake your role safely and effectively. You will be supported by CHSS Fundraising member of staff who will be your main point of contact. You will also be given a full induction and be expected to undertake core learning, which includes: * Health and Safety (COVID-19) * Confidentiality and Safeguarding * GDPR Essentials * Lone working * Speaker workshop * Manual handling As a CHSS volunteer you will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check before commencing your role as a Speaker Volunteer.

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