Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (South Lanarkshire)

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.

Current opportunities

Utilising your creativity and imagination you can assist with creating window and in store displays, selecting stock and turning it into something eye catching and tempting for our customers.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for volunteer drivers who can help support their charity shops by collecting donated stock and delivering stock to their local Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland store. Volunteers’ level of involvement is arranged to suit both parties as they require weekly drivers, regular rota drivers and relief drivers who may be called upon to cover any unavailability by their regular team. Volunteers must have their own transport and have held their driving licence for a minimum of 3 years.

You will be on the main shop floor, welcoming and assisting our customers and ensuring stock is regularly replenished. This is the perfect opportunity for a people person or a fashion fanatic.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for individuals for a number of opportunities in their retail store in Biggar. Customer Care Volunteer Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for individuals with a keen interest in customer service and can welcome and assist customers with their shopping experience. You will be on the shop floor, providing customer services to shoppers as they browse, and will be involved in the stock control and make sure the rails and shelves are tidy. Stockroom Volunteer Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for individuals who can help organise new stock for the shop floor. You will be involved in sorting stock, hanging stock, ticketing and pricing stock and will help keep the stockroom clean and tidy. Display and Merchandising Volunteer Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are looking for individuals who have an interest in fashion and can utilise their artistic, entrepreneurial and fashion flair. As part of their team of volunteers you will help with the window display and interior displays, making them eye catching to customers and planning themes for each display.