Speaker Volunteer

  • VO91522
  • 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.

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 life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. Our new strategy No Life Half Lived will address the unmet needs – social, emotional and physical – of people and their families who are living with effects of our conditions across Scotland’s communities. Not everyone living with our conditions gets the care and support they need and this is what makes living day to day harder. Imagine if you had to struggle to breathe every day or you were living constantly worried about your heart or scared that you might have another stroke. Across Scotland people and their families are having their worlds turned upside down after a diagnosis of chest or heart conditions or after a stroke. We are here to help you and your family whatever care and support you need. What we do We provide vital services to support people and their families who are living with effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. Our services are focused on making sure everyone in Scotland gets the care and support they need, when and where they need it. To ensure we reach more people, we will double our income, double the number of our volunteers and double the amount of people we support through our services. These services include rehabilitation support, specialist nurses, community groups, advice and information. We have a new research strategy that will fund new research projects to continue the fight against chest, heart and stroke conditions and to improve the treatment, rehabilitation and long-term support of anyone affected by our conditions and work hard to fight for better health services for people in Scotland.

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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: 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.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: 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.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago