Being a Collection Can Volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading health charity and make a real difference to the people we support. As a CHSS Collecting Can Volunteer, you will play a key role in sourcing new collecting can sites, helping to raise awareness and vital funds to ensure Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland continues to support people who are living with effects of stroke, chest and heart conditions in Scotland.
Your role will include:
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more details please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss
Chest, heart and stroke conditions affect one in five people in Scotland and we know there’s so much more to be done to reach everyone who needs support. That’s why, as a values-driven organisation, we are striving to develop innovative solutions to the challenges people living with our conditions face. We want people living with our conditions to be able to live their life to the full, accessing the medical, rehabilitation and wellbeing support they need at the time and place they want. Through our campaigning work, we fight for their right to the services they need. We are using our entrepreneurial talents to generate income to develop new services using the latest technology. Our agile forward-thinking approach is creating health solutions that will improve lives and reduce the burden on our struggling NHS. CHSS is playing a major role in healthcare in Scotland, with aspirations to work collectively with local and national healthcare partners to do so much more. We are accountable to the people we support living with our conditions. That’s why we have embedded a people-driven, participative approach to work inclusively to identify our priorities. Our vision: welcome to a Scotland where people with our conditions can live their lives well. Full lives, with the right support, at the right time and in the right place. A place where they can shape their future and live the life they want to lead. Our mission: welcome to a community where people can support each other, secure the expert help they need and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. Welcome to the charity that never underestimates the power of a cup of tea, a conversation started, a recovery begun. No Life Half Lived means we need to listen to people with our conditions and deliver well for them. We have identified four goals to get us there: • We will place our focus on addressing the unmet needs of people with our conditions - social, emotional and physical - across all Scotland’s communities. • We will be led by our people: people with lived experience of our conditions, their families and carers, friends, colleagues and healthcare professionals. • We will secure the funding required to deliver via a diverse income portfolio that is consistent with our values and ethical approach • We will be effective and accountable in all that we do Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. CHSS won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
Volunteering as a Collection Can Volunteer is very flexible and can be done in your own time.
Experience required: * Enjoy meeting and talking to new people
* Be happy and confident to place collection cans in new sites
* Have good organisational skills
* Be able to keep accurate records
* Have time to commit to your volunteer role - Collection Can Volunteer
* To want to share your enthusiasm for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
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 Collection Can Volunteer Role is 18 years.
Travel details: You will be based from home, but will need you to be able to travel within a local postcode area – you and your volunteer line manager will jointly agree on the area you will cover.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any approved travel expenses are paid monthly via bank transfer. Expenses are from volunteers home to the collecting can venues.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. You will be fully supported to undertake your role safely and effectively. You will be supported by designated 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 will include: Health and safety (COVID-19) Confidentiality and Safeguarding Manual handling Cash handling As a CHSS volunteer you will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check before commencing your role as a Collection Can Volunteer.
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