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Volunteer With CHAS

Three children die each week in Scotland from a life-shortening condition. Donating their time, energy and passion, volunteers are at the heart of our mission to reach every family in Scotland that needs us.

There are so many ways that you can get involved as a volunteer, whether you have a lot of time to give, or a few hours here and there. We guarantee that you'll get more from it than you give!

Volunteers running with joy

Volunteer with children and families

There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities in both of our hospices. Roles range from supporting children to participate in creative activities, to tending our beautiful gardens. If you don't live near a hospice but would like to support children and families, you might be interested in our home support service, where volunteers support families in their own homes, with practical tasks and sibling support. You'll be making a real impact on the lives of families who use CHAS services.

Raise awareness and vital funds for CHAS

Join our network of fundraising volunteers and meet like-minded people across Scotland who are shouting about CHAS in their communities. Fundraising roles range from collecting cheques and speaking at events to setting up a local fundraising group. There are also opportunities to volunteer in press and PR, ladies' lunch committees, and lots more. By raising awareness and money for CHAS you will be part of a fun and lively team, striving to reach every family in Scotland who needs our support.

Volunteer in a CHAS shop

Volunteer in one of our four shops, and help raise vital funds to help CHAS reach every family in Scotland who needs us. Window dressing, serving customers, organising pop-up shop events, sorting donations, driving and delivering stock - we need people for all kinds of roles. And you'll join a friendly team at the heart of your community.

Help out at a one-off event

You can sign up in less than five minutes to volunteer at an event near you. Our event volunteers bring enthusiasm, fun (and often a lot of noise!) to our events. Whether you're joining a cheerpoint at a marathon, wrapping Christmas presents at a shopping centre, or shaking a bucket at a supermarket collection, we'd love you to don a CHAS t-shirt and join us to raise vital funds and awareness for children and families.

Volunteering for all

CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. We value the diverse identity and backgrounds that CHAS volunteers contribute to our organisation. Including different ethnic and national origin; sexual orientation; gender; gender reassignment; religious belief; political opinion; community background; disability and age. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation will support our staff, volunteers, supporters and families to experience the best from CHAS. It will improve the quality of care we provide, help us reach more families and children, and maximise a wide variety of knowledge, experience and expertise.

You can read more about CHAS’ commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability. We can provide more information on if you are allowed to volunteer and what adjustments we can put in place to ensure your volunteering experience is a positive one. You can contact us on 0131 444 1900 or volunteering@chas.org.uk.

Investing in Volunteers

At CHAS we are proud to be the first organisation in Scotland to achieve the Investing in Volunteers quality standard. We were re-accredited for the fifth time in April 2021 and were delighted that the assessor recognised that volunteering is embedded within CHAS and volunteers and staff work together as one team to support children and families. Investing in Volunteers demonstrates our commitment to providing a high quality experience to all volunteers in CHAS.



We have a list of opportunities we are currently recruiting for. If you haven't spotted a specific role but are still interested in volunteering or have any questions about volunteering for CHAS please email volunteering@chas.org.uk.

If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch: