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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

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.


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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 & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. We currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. Our shops and hubs help us raise funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support our staff. Quite simply, we cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of our volunteers. The time, support and the work they do is vital to us and the people we help. By helping out in one of our stores, you can make a difference to people and their families in Scotland who are isolated, scared or anxious about their condition. This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will collect and transfer donations for the shop, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity. You should have the use of your own car and hold a full driving licence for a minimum of 3 years. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will advise all volunteers on necessary insurance. The role includes: • Collecting donated stock • Delivering stock to the charity shop • Transferring donations between shops • Put collection bags out in the community to be collected

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland needs help – there aren’t enough volunteers to support everyone in Scotland who needs help. Brian, who used the CHSS service, has shared his story of how a CHSS volunteer helped him to thrive after he experienced a stroke. Before his stroke, Brian loved adventure sports. He did rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking and skiing. After his stroke, he struggled to even go for a walk. Brian’s volunteer, Douglas helped him get his life back. Our volunteers help people achieve new goals and find new joy in their lives. There aren’t enough volunteers to help people like Brian. You can change this. Make your time matter and help ensure there is no life half lived in Scotland. You can be the difference between someone surviving and someone living. CHSS has lots of volunteer roles for you from their shop to one-to-one support. Call 0800 169 5139, email volunteering@chss.org.uk or visit: https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss/

This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will collect and transfer donations for the shop, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity. The role includes: • Collecting donated stock • Delivering stock to the charity shop • Transferring donations between shops • Put collection bags out in the community to be collected We currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. Our shops and hubs help us raise funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support our staff. Quite simply, we cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of our volunteers.

This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will collect and transfer donations for the shop, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity. The role includes: • Collecting donated stock • Delivering stock to the charity shop • Transferring donations between shops • Put collection bags out in the community to be collected We currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. Our shops and hubs help us raise funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support our staff. Quite simply, we cannot provide our services or raise funds without the amazing support of our volunteers.

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