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Collecting Can Representative

CHAS collecting can representatives are responsible for placing and collecting fundraising cans from a range of sites including pubs, shops and cafes. People donate to CHAS every day through our network of collecting cans across Scotland. It’s vital that we collect this money, count and bank it so we can then spend the funds on developing our services for children and families.

The aim of this role is to identify locations in which CHAS can place cans, collect cans that are full, empty the cans, count the money and bank it for CHAS. Every pound raised makes a difference to the children and families we support so it’s essential we collect all the money that is being donated across the country.

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Identifying suitable locations for collecting cans to be placed
  • Placing collecting cans
  • Servicing collecting cans (this involves checking that cans are clearly labelled, numbered and sealed).
  • Emptying cans and counting the money
  • Banking the money
  • Keeping a record of all outgoing cans

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Accurate counting skills
  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Adhere to rules around GDPR and a strong understanding of confidentiality
  • Good communication skills

How much time should I offer?

You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Ideally you would be available to collect and empty cans at least every twelve weeks.

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?

It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role – your learning will include Representing CHAS and staying safe when you are working alone for CHAS. You can choose to learn as part of a group or complete the learning online. The learning won’t take up much time and will equip you with the skills you need to undertake your role safely and confidently.We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.

Your local Fundraiser will be your point of contact and will meet with you on a regular basis to provide you with support and guidance. They will also provide you with an induction before you start the role.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Learning new skills whilst having fun
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
  • Adding to your CV
  • Meeting new people
  • Having fun!

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?

  • By collecting and banking donations you are helping to fund our vital services that support children and families at difficult times in their lives.
  • A visible presence in the community, placing and collecting cans, you are the public face of CHAS and help to raise awareness of our vital services in the community.

What else should I know?

For insurance purposes collecting can representatives must be aged 18 or over.

We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.

CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation 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.

We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability. Feel free to contact us on 0131 444 1900 or volunteering@chas.org.uk if you have any questions.

What's the next step?

If you’re interested in the role you can apply online.

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