Childrens Hospices Across Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC019724

CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We offer care for the whole family in our two children's hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most.

We are currently supporting over 300 families, as well as significant number of families who receive bereavement support. Our services are funded mainly through the generousity of our many supporters who help us to raise over £9million needed each year to provide these hospice services.


Current opportunities

Provide support to the Fundraising Team by helping with fundraising activities and awareness raising. You will be involved in fundraising activities such as bucket shakes, bag packs and helping at events. You will be promoting CHAS to the public at these events and helping to raise awareness and funds for the children we look after. Please email volunteering@chas.org.uk to apply or for more information

We have an exceptional charity shop in Duloch where we can offer a diverse range of interesting opportunities including:customer service, sorting donations, pricing and merchandising. CHAS provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions and our services are free to families who need them. Volunteering in our shops helps raise the funds necessary support over 250 families across Scotland every year. Our volunteers help CHAS reach more families than we could possibly achieve without their enthusiasm and energetic support. Our retail team is friendly and welcoming. A current volunteer says - "we all make very good friends - I think that's one of the wonderful things about volunteering." Volunteering with CHAS is a great way to meet new people, to learn new skills and to make a huge difference to the lives of the families who use our services.

Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) have an exceptional charity shop in East Port, Dunfermline where a diverse range of interesting opportunities are offered including:- customer service, sorting donations, pricing and merchandising. East Port is one of our smaller shops, so the focus is very much on customer service. Come and join our welcoming retail team where you will meet lots of people as well as our friendly and regular customers. CHAS offers a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We're committed to making sure that no matter how short their time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun. Volunteering in our shops helps raise the funds necessary to support over 250 families across Scotland every year. Our volunteers help CHAS reach more families than we could possibly achieve without your enthusiasm and energetic support. Volunteering with CHAS is a great way to meet new people, to learn new skills and to make a huge difference to the lives of the families who use our services.

CHAS have recently piloted an exciting new home support volunteer service to help deliver support to families in their own homes. Due to the success of this pilot we are now looking to expand this service to reach more families who require our help and support. We are looking for individuals to visit a family within their own home for around 2-4 hours on a weekly or fortnightly basis.