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Secondary Schools Ambassador

CHAS Schools Ambassadors are inspiring young people that promote the charity within their school, to peers and teachers and to the wider community.

The aim of this role is to raise awareness of CHAS as widely as possible and to raise funds through fundraising activities and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. Every pound raised makes a difference to children and young people with a life-shortening condition.  

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Promoting CHAS to school Charity Committees
  • Representing CHAS in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative in your own school and other local schools
  • Undertaking your own fundraising for CHAS
  • Encouraging other pupils to support CHAS
  • Encouraging your school to undertake activities for CHAS

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to represent CHAS positively in the local community
  • Adhere to rules around GDPR and a strong understanding of confidentiality
  • Shared values with the organisation

How much time should I offer?

This volunteer role is flexible taking into account the demands of the school curriculum. Much of the role can be done during school time but also during the school holidays and in the evenings and weekends.

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 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 improving career and further education prospects
  • Meeting new people
  • Gaining a Saltire Award
  • Collecting Young Scot Reward Points

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

  • Raising money through your own activities you are helping to fund our vital services that support children and families at difficult times in their lives.
  • A visible presence in schools and encouraging others you are the public face of CHAS and help to raise awareness of our vital services in the community.

What else should I know?

You must currently be attending secondary school to hold this role. 

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.

What’s the next step?

If you would like more information about the role please call 01577 866065 or email volunteering@chas.org.uk. 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: