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

CHAS speakers identify opportunities to engage new audiences in the work of CHAS by arranging and delivering talks. Talks could be to school groups, employees in a local business, a rotary club or any other group of people. The aim of this role is to raise awareness of CHAS in the local community and to encourage others to get involved in supporting the charity through donating money or time. What activities will I be involved in? - Identifying opportunities to speak to new groups through local research and knowledge - Arranging talks - Delivering short talks about CHAS How much time should I offer? You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Ideally you would deliver at least four talks per year.

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. The Group Lead role heads the group and is responsible for group membership and planning and delivering all activities. What activities will I be involved in? - Recruiting and supporting new members of the fundraising group - Leading the fundraising group and organising regular meetings - Planning, organising and promoting fundraising events and collections with other group members - Ensuring the group’s activities comply with all relevant legislation with support from Fundraising Manager - Keeping the records of the group’s accounts and banking money raised - Acting as an ambassador for CHAS - Liaising with the local CHAS Fundraiser and Volunteering Development Manager to ensure that group member details are kept up to date - Communicating with group members about the work of CHAS How much time should I offer? Flexible time commitment Where is the role based? Anywhere in Scotland – in your local community.

Community Fundraising in CHAS has five key income streams and engagement volunteers help fundraisers raise more money by using their own interests, contacts and networks. Whatever your background, knowledge and interests you can help by volunteering in your own community raising money through the things that you enjoy. What activities will I be involved in? - Researching areas of potential fundraising - Using your own networks to promote CHAS - Bringing your own skills and interests to the role - Making approaches and developing fundraising leads - Updating Raisers Edge, the CHAS fundraising database - Representing CHAS How much time should I offer? Flexible time commitment - you can volunteer on any day of the week in the morning, afternoon or evening. Where is the opportunity based? In your own community and supporting your local fundraiser at their office. We have five fundraising offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kinross and Aberdeen

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. You can either join your local group or if there is no group in your local area we will support you to set up your own group. The aim of the role is to work within a group to plan and deliver fundraising events to raise money to support children with a life-shortening condition across Scotland. What activities will I be involved in? - Planning, organising and promoting fundraising events and collections with other group members - Representing CHAS at community events and raising awareness - Banking money raised and potentially keeping the records of the group’s accounts - Acting as an ambassador for CHAS by building community networks - Attending group meetings Where is the role based? Anywhere in Scotland – in your local community.