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
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
- Ability to represent
CHAS positively in the local community
- Shared values with the
organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
How much time should I offer?
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
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
- Adding to your CV
improving career and further education prospects
- Meeting new people
- Gaining a Saltire Award
- Collecting Young Scot
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 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. You can contact us on 0131 444 1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the next step?
If you’re interested in the role you can apply online.