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British Heart Foundation (Irvine)

Charity registered in Scotland SC039426

UK's number one heart charity, helping to fund research into heart disease.

Current opportunities

You would be helping by telling others about the amazing work of the charity, and inspiring them to also get involved. Your aim would be to inspire others to support the fight against heart disease by offering their financial or volunteer support. You will encourage people to sign up to take part in out fundraising campaigns like Be a part of Red of Heart and join us as volunteer fundraisers raising funs in their local community. You will be part of a netwrok of enthusiatic Volunteer Speakers who play a major role in raising the profile of the charity locally, promoting our fundraising initiatives to a diverse range of audiences.

This vital role is about raising the profile of the charity and awareness of heart disease within schools, colleges and/or nurseries by giving short presentations about our work and the importnce of healthy lifestyles. You will build up strong relationships with teachers and PE co-ordinators at schools within your agreed area through your contact with schools. You wil be helping to encourage schools to participate in national fundraising events such as Jump Rope for Heart (skipping event) and Ultimate Dodgeball, which raise vital funds whilst improving children's heart health. Where schools have supported the charity, you attend cheque presentations and thank your supporters for their help.

The areas that we cover in the shop are: tagging, steaming, rotation, till training, books, videos, CD's, window dressing, pricing, sorting, deliveries of donations. All these area will be shown and all training will be given.

Heart helpers support the charity in so many ways at a local level. Being a heart helper could include: being a local contact for BHF Scotland, for instance picking up donations or helping to promote the charity by giving out information we provide. Collecting donations at a supermarket or on a street. Volunteering at local fundrasing events. Helping with paperwork or reasearch. Getting involved in fundraising for National Heart Month in February. Joinging a local fundraising group or branch.