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Role Type: Fundraising

Collection Can Volunteer


About Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensure everyone can live the life they want to.

About the Fundraising Department at CHSS

The CHSS fundraising team is made up of community and corporate fundraising, events, trusts, legacy, and individual giving. Every day is different in the busy Fundraising Department as we prepare for our exciting events throughout the year and look after our fantastic supporters in the local community. The fundraising team raises over 1.5 million each year to support those with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We couldn’t achieve this without the help of our amazing fundraising volunteers.

What will my role look like?

Being a Collection Can Volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading health charity and make a real difference to the people we support. As a CHSS Collecting Can Volunteer, you will play a key role in sourcing new collecting can sites, helping to raise awareness and vital funds to ensure Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland continues to support people who are living with effects of stroke, chest and heart conditions in Scotland.
Your role will include:

  • Placing CHSS charity collection cans in shops, local businesses, and community venues.
  • Regularly revisiting the sites where you have placed the collecting can, emptying the can and supporting the site holder with any queries or concerns.
  • Counting, banking and recording the income from your collecting cans.


You will be based from home, but will need you to be able to travel within a local postcode area – you and your volunteer line manager will jointly agree on the area you will cover.

What skills do I need?

  • Enjoy meeting and talking to new people
  • Be happy and confident to place collection cans in new sites
  • Have good organisational skills
  • Be able to keep accurate records
  • Have time to commit to your volunteer role - Collection Can Volunteer
  • To want to share your enthusiasm for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

This role will require you to travel locally, and you will carry out your role on your own and so the minimum age for the Collection Can Volunteer Role is 18 years.

How will I make an Impact?

As a Collection Can volunteer your contribution is so important to CHSS, you will be supporting the vital income generation for the charity

  • To ensure there is No Life Half Lived for people by supporting them in their recovery.
  • And as an ambassador for CHSS you will contribute to raising the profile of the organisation.

How will I be supported in my role?

You will be fully supported to undertake your role safely and effectively. You will be supported by designated CHSS Fundraising member of staff who will be your main point of contact.
You will also be given a full induction and be expected to undertake core learning, which will include:

  • Health and safety (COVID-19)
  • Confidentiality and Safeguarding
  • Manual handling
  • Cash handling

As a CHSS volunteer you will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check before commencing your role as a Collection Can Volunteer.

What’s in it for me?

We want your volunteering experience to be rewarding for you. Here are some examples of the benefits to you in this role:

  • Meet new people in your local community.
  • Improve your own health and wellbeing.
  • Learn and develop new skills.
  • The knowledge that you are making a difference to the people that CHSS support.
  • Have fun!

About CHSS and Furthering Our Work

Part of your role is to take an active interest in all CHSS activities, including those in departments other than your own one.  We encourage volunteers to explore different opportunities to volunteer further with us, and to assist our drive to reach all those in Scotland affected by our conditions by promoting the work of the charity and their volunteering experience.  For further advice about doing so, please contact


Collection Can Volunteer

Phone: 0131 225 6963


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