Fundraising Events Volunteer

  • VO97667


Description

Our Fundraising Heros fight back against loneliness, stop fear in its tracks and keep people alive for longer – all while having fun at the same time!

Volunteering at our events is a great way to meet new people, boost confidence and have fun. You could be involved in Firewalks, runs and even our annual St Andrews Ball.

Jack, a CHSS volunteer says: “I’d never done any volunteering before, but it’s been truly rewarding. Volunteering is something you fold into your life, something you enjoy doing."

We believe everyone has the right to live life to the full following the diagnosis of a chest or heart condition, stroke or Long Covid. Our Fundraising team is vital in helping us raise the funds needed to provide services such as community support services, specialist nurses, advice and information, education, and peer support.

Join our fabulous team of Fundraising Heroes and learn new skills, make great friends, and make a real difference to people in Scotland who are isolated, scared, or anxious about their condition.

Organisation aims and objectives

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.

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Restrictions

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a basic disclosure check. CHSS are committed to equality of opportunity, and we aim to ensure no volunteer is unfairly treated on the grounds of an offending background.
Experience required: This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. We are looking for people who enjoy engaging with the public, are friendly, polite and cheerful, and are able to get to and from the event location safely. The ability to volunteer as part of a team would also be beneficial.
Travel details: Various event locations across Scotland.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. These should be discussed with your Fundraising team contact prior to outlay and must be submitted within the prescribed guidelines as detailed in the CHSS Volunteer Expenses Policy.
Training details: All volunteers are supported by their line manager, usually the Community Fundraiser. A member of the Fundraising team will contact volunteers prior to the event with a full briefing and risk assessment.