Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Western Isles)

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness in Scotland. The organisation funds medical research and provides a range of support services for people in the community.

We rely on a team of over 1000 volunteers across Scotland to help deliver services to people who have suffered a stroke or Heart Failure and help to raise the funds needed.

Current opportunities

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland Western Isles are looking to recruit volunteers to support those living with either long covid, Cardiac, Stroke or Respiratory Conditions in our community. Would you have an hour or two to spare to contact people within our community, who are isolated, socially disconnected and living with our conditions? Please get in touch. Normal applications (by email only) and PVG applications still apply. Training in our conditions, particularly with regard to Respiratory conditions will apply. This training will be accessible soon and can be done online. We are a great community and the most vulnerable in our islands need our help more than ever. This training will be accessible soon and can be done online

Youth volunteer with CHSS physical activity project

Chest Heart and Stroke, Scotland, Western Isles is looking for volunteers to support their service users. Volunteers are vital to the service – can you help? We have a range of volunteer roles such as communication, administration and helping to organise activities to give support to those who are living with Chest Heart or Stroke Conditions, including long covid. We will provide volunteer training for these roles, including communication support, providing accessible information and creating a safe and stimulating environment. Volunteering hours are flexible and through providing one to one support, will enable people to resume activities in a hospital environment and / or within their own home or their local community. You will be provided with full training and the post is subject to PVG Disclosure.