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Community Fundraising Support Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers in the West of Scotland, across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and in Perth, St Andrews, Leven and Kirkcaldy. This is a varied and interesting role which provides much needed support to our team of very busy Community Fundraisers. You will be helping to generate as much money and awareness as possible in your local area so that CHAS can deliver vital services to children with a life-shortening condition across Scotland and to their families, too.

What activities might I be involved in?

  • Leading local events like bucket shakes, community stalls and bag packs
  • Making approaches to secure these opportunities, leading other volunteers on the day and counting cash raised to get it ready for banking
  • Getting fundraising materials, like banners and buckets, ready for local events  
  • Carrying out local research to support specific projects agreed with the CHAS team 
  • Approaching local groups to arrange talks by a CHAS speaker 
  • Undertaking any training that will help you with your role

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Good communication and numeracy skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and to take the lead

How much time should I offer?

This is a flexible role with lots of variety and some periods will be much busier than others. Your local Community Fundraiser, who will be your volunteer manager, will be happy to chat about how much time you can commit to the role.

Where is the opportunity based?

This role is based in your local community and some tasks will be carried out at home. 

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 so you will be invited to complete a short, online core learning package that is tailored to your role; your Volunteer Manager will provide you with ongoing support and guidance.  

We have also partnered with the Skills Network to offer all our volunteers the chance to develop new skills and explore further learning opportunities 

What are the benefits to me?

  • Using your existing skills and possibly learning new skills to add to your cv
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition
  • Meeting new people and having fun!

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

You will be supporting the CHAS Fundraising Team to help CHAS to raise as much money as possible for children with a life-shortening condition. Community Fundraising Support volunteers are often the first point of contact for the public, so you will be a real ambassador in your local community and can help to make a big difference to first impressions and awareness of CHAS.

What else should I know?

The role is for those age 16+.

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 improves the quality of care we provide, helps us reach more families and children, and maximises 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 volunteering eligibility and any 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. 

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