Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Aberdeen City Services)

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We want to make sure people living with one of these conditions are living life to the full. We will advocate for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

Across Scotland, over 1 million people are living with the effects of Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We will support people by providing advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Community Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning and our Peer Support Groups.


Current opportunities

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. To help in this we are currently seeking people to volunteer with us as Community Support Services Volunteers. As a Community Support Services Volunteer you will support people who have had a stroke to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choice. The service is delivered to provide specified person centred support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task. The role includes: • providing specified support for the service user, this will be dependent upon their individual goal(s). • supporting with specific physical and/or everyday activities. • supporting with specific use of communication strategies. This may involve either one-to-one or small group support or a combination of both. To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) Scheme in Scotland (PVG) (there is no cost for this for volunteers). Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide all necessary training, provide excellent ongoing support to all volunteers and all authorised out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. For more details please contact us at volunteering@chss.org.uk or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss

Being a Collection Can Volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading health charity and make a real difference to the people we support. As a CHSS Collecting Can Volunteer, you will play a key role in sourcing new collecting can sites, helping to raise awareness and vital funds to ensure Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland continues to support people who are living with effects of stroke, chest and heart conditions in Scotland. Your role will include: * Placing CHSS charity collection cans in shops, local businesses, and community venues. * Regularly revisiting the sites where you have placed the collecting can, emptying the can and supporting the site holder with any queries or concerns. * Counting, banking and recording the income from your collecting cans. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more details please contact us at volunteering@chss.org.uk or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss

CHSS Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks, to raise awareness about the services across Scotland for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our Speaker Volunteers engage audiences about the important work of CHSS, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups face to face or virtually. Your role will include: *Alongside the fundraising team you will be supporting the team to find opportunities to share the work of CHSS with new audiences, raising the profile of CHSS. *Delivering inspiring talks to a wide rand of community groups and corporate partners *Keeping up to date with CHSS key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. *Providing feedback on talks for our fundraising team. *Demonstrating the CHSS values, leaving your audience, large or small with a positive view of the organisation and the work that we do. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more details please contact us at volunteering@chss.org.uk or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss

In your role you will support different teams across CHSS to recruit new volunteers in your local community either face to face, engaging with local community partners and utilizing online social media platforms. Volunteers are vital to the running of our services, shops and our fundraising events. With your help we can reach more people across Scotland to raise awareness of CHSS. Your main tasks include: * Identify suitable local organisations and networks to promote our various volunteer roles to. * Use social media to advertise volunteer opportunities. * Use offline methods such as presentations and posters to recruit volunteers in the community. * Raise awareness and the profile of CHSS. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more details please contact us at volunteering@chss.org.uk or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss