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Research Volunteer

The main aim of this role is to gather information to provide teams across CHAS with insight, allowing us to help every child in Scotland to have access to palliative care where and when they need it.

It is a varied role. You could be locating audiences to raise the profile of CHAS or identifying and evaluating potential new areas of funding. You will also help plan, deliver and evaluate internal surveys and questionnaires. Regardless of the area of research, you will provide essential insight ensuring teams across CHAS are well informed.

What activities will I be involved in? 

  • Conducting internet based research
  • Conducting research in your community
  • Collating, analysing and recording information
  • Supporting fundraising projects
  • Helping plan, deliver and evaluate research projects using different research methods 

What skills and abilities will I need to have? 

  • Curious and like to find things out
  • Ability to use the internet for research and confident in Microsoft Office 
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to represent CHAS positively in the local community
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to identify relevant data and information
  • Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability  

How much time should I offer?  

This role is very flexible and can fit around your other commitments.

Where is the opportunity based? 

This role can be home-based of based at a CHAS site, depending on the project being undertaken.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Learning new skills
  • Developing research and admin skills
  • Developing an understanding of all areas of CHAS
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
  • Adding to your CV

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

You will help open doors and forge opportunities for us to enhance our networks, develop our fundraising and develop services for children and families across Scotland.

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 range of options for volunteers. 

What else should I know?

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 this role please contact the Volunteering Team on volunteering@chas.org.uk or 0141 779 6195. 

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