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Join Our Volunteers

There are lots of ways to help us make a difference to people living with our conditions. Whether you have five hours or five minutes, we would love to hear from you!

Not sure which volunteering role is right for you? Contact our Volunteering team or join one of our regular online information sessions.

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Support people with our conditions

From supporting someone in your local community to regain confidence after their diagnosis, to weekly telephone calls helping to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, there are lots of ways to directly support people with our conditions, whatever your skillset.
Support people in your community

Make weekly Kindness Calls

Five minutes is all it takes to make a huge difference!

As a CHSS Community Connector you can volunteer any time or anywhere, giving as much or as little time to the tasks as you wish. As long as you have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer you can get involved to ensure No Life is Half Lived!

5 minutes is all it takes

Get people moving as a Walk Leader

Our walking project aims to increase access to walking as part of the prevention of chest, heart & stroke conditions. We are looking for volunteer walk leaders to enable walks in local communities across Scotland.
Get people moving

Volunteering in our shops

Have a passion for fashion and love chatting to customers? Volunteering in our amazing boutiques and charity shops across Scotland is a great way to build your confidence, learn new skills and make a difference in your local community.

Volunteer in our shops

Support our fundraising heroes

Use your volunteering superpowers to be part of the action in your local community! Join the team raising funds at one of our exciting local fundraising events by helping us ensure the event runs smoothly, and by cheering on our fantastic fundraisers.
Support our fundraising heroes

Help people connect

Peer Support Groups across Scotland provide the chance for people to learn more about their conditions, socialise, and speak to others who understand what they’re going through. From setting up meetings and organising events to transporting people to and from the group, there are lots of way to get involved. Follow the link below to contact our Peer Support team.

Help people connect


Looking for other ways to get involved?

Browse our full list of volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

The benefits of volunteering

Learn about the impact volunteering makes to the people we support and how it can it help you! You can make a real difference for people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions across Scotland.
Discover the benefits

Supporting You

We are here to support you to make the most of your volunteering with us. Find out more about our new volunteer management system, Assemble. This is where you will find the latest events, opportunities and news for current Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland volunteers.
See how Assemble works

Meet the Volunteering Team

Get to know our friendly volunteering team, their different roles and how they’ll be supporting you on your volunteering journey.
Meet the Volunteering Team

Volunteering Strategy

Volunteers deliver our strategy, widen our voice, bring unique skills and insights, connect us to places and communities and hold us accountable.
Please download our Volunteer Strategy to hear more about our bold vision for volunteering at CHSS.
Volunteering Strategy


“It is extremely rewarding knowing your contribution is making a difference to someone’s life in their time of need.”

Just ask Eileen

Eileen recently completed her training to become an Enhanced Support Volunteer at CHSS’ Bridge of Allan shop. The 71-year-old has worked in healthcare and was Head of Healthcare at Edinburgh and Glenochil prison.

Eileen said: “When I retired I researched volunteering and realised there was a CHSS shop in Stirling. I wanted something that was connected to healthcare and after one week I was hooked and asked for more hours. I have been volunteering for almost eight years and I love ensuring the shop is inviting and working on displays to encourage customers to come in and see what we have for sale. There are many regular customers and I enjoy getting to know them.”

“I believe whether you are paid or a volunteer it is important to give your best. Volunteers are most likely the first person a customer sees when coming into a store and it is important to engage and be approachable. I love my role and encourage prospective volunteers when I am speaking about the role to them as it is extremely rewarding knowing your contribution is making a difference to someone’s life in their time of need.”

Get in touch

Want to find out more? Get in touch with our friendly volunteering team today and discover how you can make your time really matter.


Call: 0131 225 6963

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