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.
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. 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. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland won't stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
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
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid from volunteers home to the venue where the talk is held. Expenses are paid into volunteer bank account monthly.
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.