Collection Can Volunteer - Orkney

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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) are a health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions and to do this we need fundraising volunteers. The fundraising team raises over 1.5 million each year to support those with chest, heart and stroke conditions and we couldn’t achieve this without the help of our amazing fundraising volunteers.

This volunteer role will include:

Placing CHSS charity collection cans in shops, local businesses, and community venues.
Regularly revisiting the sites where you have placed the collecting can, emptying the can and supporting the site holder with any queries or concerns.
Counting, banking and recording the income from your collecting cans.

This is a very rewarding role that will help you:

-meet new people in your local community.
-improve your own health and wellbeing.
-learn and develop new skills.
-make a difference to the people that CHSS support.
-have fun!

To find out more or apply please contact CHSS directly by emailing or go to their website

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. 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 & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.












As a CHSS volunteer you will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check before commencing your role as a Collection Can Volunteer. This role will require you to travel locally, and you will carry out your role on your own.
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.
Travel details: Home-based but you should 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


Training details: 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