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Volunteer stories

See for yourself the different ways that our brilliant volunteers keep the joy alive.

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Kirsty offers support to a family in Aberdeen as a CHAS Home Support volunteer.

Kirsty explains how supporting with housework makes an impact on the family that she supports and on her.

Kirsty's story
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31 year old, Ellie, lives in Renton and has been volunteering at Robin House in Balloch for just over a year.

We caught up with her to find out what being a volunteer means to her and hear about her experiences with CHAS.

Ellie's Story
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Alan was inspired to volunteer with CHAS after a talk at his local church. He's now been a volunteer with us for almost 20 years!

“Retirement hasn't slowed me down, thanks to volunteering. Not only have I gained valuable experience, but I've also had the pleasure of meeting an incredible variety of people.”

Alan's story
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Beth - Complementary Therapist

Beth is a complementary therapist volunteer at Rachel House.

Beth runs her own therapy business and donates her unique skills and talents to make a real impact on families.

Beth's Story
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Volunteering for Sanshika has helped her develop skills and shape her studies in medicine.

“To anyone looking to volunteer, JUST DO IT! It is such a surreal experience that allows you to give back but also gain so much. From personal skills to making friends for life and coming home knowing that you have made a difference.”

Sanshika's story
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George first got involved with CHAS in 2018 as a fundraising group member.

In 2021 George started volunteering as a Virtual Challenges Ambassador. This involves encouraging and cheering on those taking part in a challenge event on Facebook.

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Elaine has enthusiastically embraced various volunteer roles with CHAS. During the pandemic, she made over 4000 face masks raising £15,000 in support of children and families.

"Pick up the phone, it’s one of the best things that I ever did! There are a multitude of options for volunteering and there is genuinely something for everyone."

Elaine's story

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