CHAS-Childrens Hospices Across Scotland (Aberdeen & North East Services)

CHAS-Childrens Hospices Across Scotland (Aberdeen & North East Services)

Charity registered in Scotland SC019724

CHAS is a Scottish charity that provides hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most.

CHAS offers care in two children’s hospices,-Rachel House and Robin House. Rachel House was Scotland first children’s hospice.

CHAS also provides a home care service called CHAS at Home, staffed from both hospices and with dedicated teams in Aberdeen and Inverness. The service offers care and support to families in their own homes when they need it most.


Current opportunities

Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes. >What activities will I be involved in? • Helping to get the children up in the mornings/put to bed in the evening • Helping to bathe and dress the children, transfer them into their chairs • Keeping siblings company whilst nursing staff attend to the other children • Supporting the children/siblings with activities • Assisting the nursing staff to take the children(and their siblings if required) on outings • Assisting with the Nursing Team with cleaning of equipment and tidying • Support at mealtimes when appropriate >How much time should I offer? • You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Shifts are flexible and depend on the needs of the families supported by the CHAS at Home team in North East Scotland and Moray. The time commitment can be negotiated with your supervisor. >What are the benefits to me? • Learning new skills • Using your existing skills for a great cause • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition. • Adding to your cv • Meeting new people • Having fun! >What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS? By volunteering with the CHAS at Home team in nursing support, you will be ensuring that children and young people receive the highest quality support and care across North East Scotland and Moray. >What’s the next step? If you’re interested in the role you can apply online at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form or if you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on volunteering@chas.org.uk or 01224 841542 / 0141 779 6195.

Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes. >What activities will I be involved in? • Helping to get the children up in the mornings/put to bed in the evening • Helping to bathe and dress the children, transfer them into their chairs • Keeping siblings company whilst nursing staff attend to the other children • Supporting the children/siblings with activities • Assisting the nursing staff to take the children(and their siblings if required) on outings • Assisting with the Nursing Team with cleaning of equipment and tidying • Support at mealtimes when appropriate >How much time should I offer? • You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Shifts are flexible and depend on the needs of the families supported by the CHAS at Home team in North East Scotland and Moray. The time commitment can be negotiated with your supervisor. >What are the benefits to me? • Learning new skills • Using your existing skills for a great cause • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition. • Adding to your cv • Meeting new people • Having fun! >What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS? By volunteering with the CHAS at Home team in nursing support, you will be ensuring that children and young people receive the highest quality support and care across North East Scotland and Moray. >What’s the next step? If you’re interested in the role you can apply online at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form or if you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on volunteering@chas.org.uk or 0141 779 6195.

Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes. >What activities will I be involved in? • Helping to get the children up in the mornings/put to bed in the evening • Helping to bathe and dress the children, transfer them into their chairs • Keeping siblings company whilst nursing staff attend to the other children • Supporting the children/siblings with activities • Assisting the nursing staff to take the children(and their siblings if required) on outings • Assisting with the Nursing Team with cleaning of equipment and tidying • Support at mealtimes when appropriate >How much time should I offer? • You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Shifts are flexible and depend on the needs of the families supported by the CHAS at Home team in North East Scotland and Moray. The time commitment can be negotiated with your supervisor. >What are the benefits to me? • Learning new skills • Using your existing skills for a great cause • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition. • Adding to your cv • Meeting new people • Having fun! >What else should I know? This role requires membership of the PVG scheme (children and adults). Applicants will need to be 18 years or over. There is a simple form to complete and we will assist you with this. You may already have a PVG form – if so you will only need to complete an update form. The process won’t cost you anything and having a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from volunteering. We will assess each applicant on an individual basis. We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy. >What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS? By volunteering with the CHAS at Home team in nursing support, you will be ensuring that children and young people receive the highest quality support and care across North East Scotland and Moray. >What’s the next step? If you’re interested in the role you can apply online at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form or if you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on volunteering@chas.org.uk or 0141 779 6195.

CHAS is a Scottish charity that provides hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most. There are so many ways to get involved and help CHAS! You can see our current opportunities in Aberdeen listed at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities?region=aberdeen-city Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. Ways you can help in Aberdeen include: 1. High Profile Events Support: The High Profile Events Team at CHAS hold five events each year, which collectively raise around £450k for the charity. We are looking for someone who would be happy to research events and prizes and then make those approaches. 2. CHAS at Home Nursing Support Volunteer (North East and Moray): Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes. 3. Collections Volunteers: CHAS collections volunteers attend bucket shakes and supermarket bag packs in a range of businesses and town centres across Scotland. 4. Fundraising Group Leads: Fundraising groups are the face of CHAS in the community, raising money and the profile of the charity. Groups deliver fundraising events to raise vital funds to support children with a life-shortening condition across Scotland. 5. Fundraising Group Members: Fundraising groups are the local face of CHAS in the community. We are looking for volunteers to join our fundraising groups across Scotland. The groups plan and deliver events and activities in the local community to raise vital funds for CHAS. 6. Schools Ambassadors: CHAS Schools Ambassadors are inspiring young people that promote the charity within their school, to peers and teachers and to the wider community. 7. Research Volunteers: The main aim of this role is to gather information to provide teams across CHAS with insight, allowing us to help every child in Scotland to have access to palliative care where and when they need it. 8. Driver / Vehicle Maintenance (North East and Moray): Driving is a big part of keeping CHAS running smoothly. Be it helping CHAS at Home nurses get to a child’s home or delivering items for sale in the shops, our volunteers ensure our vehicles are safe and cover many thousands of miles every year. *For further details and to register your interest/apply for any of the roles please visit https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities?region=aberdeen-city **If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about volunteering for CHAS please call us on 0141 779 6195 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email volunteering@chas.org.uk

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