Scottish health charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is asking locals to consider signing up as a volunteer in one of their many interesting roles in Tayside and Angus.
As an accredited ‘Investing in Volunteers’ award holder, CHSS offers its volunteers the highest standard of training and support so anyone giving their time to the charity can be sure of being valued and appreciated as well as receiving excellent training.
Volunteers can help CHSS by supporting people who have had a stroke with communication difficulties in hospital, in their own home or in the community in Angus and Dundee. Perhaps volunteering in their Forfar or Crieff shops would be an option for some or helping to raise funds at exciting fund-raising events.
The charity funds vital medical research and provides a range of local services for people with chest, heart or stroke illness and their families in Tayside and Angus. The Advice Line Nurses offer a listening ear and provide confidential, independent advice and support to people living with these conditions, their relatives and carers (Freephone 0808 801 0899). There is a website where information and useful links can be found and publications and videos downloaded at www.chss.org.uk.
Paul Okroj, Volunteer Development Manager explains: “Being a volunteer can help make a meaningful difference to you as well as having the power to change lives and make a difference to people living in your community.”
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with CHSS or would like to find out more please contact the Volunteer Information Line where we are waiting to take your (free) call 0800 169 5139 or visit www.chss.org.uk/volunteering for more information.