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Highland Perthshire Collecting Can Representative

CHAS Collecting Can Representatives are responsible for emptying, counting and banking the contents of our fundraising cans across a range of sites including pubs, shops and cafes. They also identify potential new sites and approach businesses to ask if they will “host” a can.

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 promptly so we can then spend the funds on developing our services for children and families. Every pound raised makes a difference to the children and families we support.

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Maintaining our existing network of cans in Pitlochry and the surrounding area 
  • Identifying suitable locations for additional cans and approaching businesses
  • Servicing collecting cans (this involves checking that cans are clearly labelled, numbered and sealed plus).
  • Emptying cans, counting money and issuing receipts
  • Banking money and keeping accurate records
  • Maintaining a record of all can locations

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Excellent organisational and numerical skills, with an eye for accuracy
  • Outgoing and friendly personality and strong communication skills
  • Good local knowledge

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 once every twelve weeks or sometimes when contacted by a business requesting their can is emptied.

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. 

We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a wide range of options through our partnership with Skills Network Scotland.

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

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.
  • As 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 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. 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.

What’s the next step?

If you’re interested in the role you can apply online or if you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team at volunteering@chas.org.uk or 01577 866065.

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