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Collections Volunteer

CHAS collections volunteers attend bucket shakes and supermarket bag packs in a range of businesses and town centres across Scotland.

The aim of this role is to work as a team to raise as much money as possible for CHAS. Every pound raised makes a difference to children and young people with a life-shortening condition.

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Collecting with buckets at train stations, shops and town centres to raise vital funds
  • Collecting with buckets at local events to raise funds
  • Packing bags in supermarkets to raise funds

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to represent CHAS positively in the local community
  • Willingness to stand outside in all weathers for a good cause!

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 volunteer at least four events per year.

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 manual handling. 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 shaking buckets at events 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, raising funds at events, you are the public face of CHAS and help to raise awareness of our vital services in the community.

What else should I know?

Volunteers need to be aged 16 or over for this role.

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

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: