Make a resolution to volunteer

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A Scottish charity is urging Brechiners to make volunteering one of their New Year resolutions.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) are asking locals to sign up for one of their many interesting and rewarding volunteer roles available in Tayside.

Almost 1,500 volunteers already give 140,000 hours each year to support community stroke services and raise funds for the charity, so why not join the team in 2014?

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 by supporting people who have had a stroke with communication difficulties in hospital, in their own home or in the community; assisting in their shops in Forfar and Crieff 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.

As a volunteer you will have the power to change lives.

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and work as part of a team.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with CHSS or would like to find out more please contact the Volunteer Information Line on 0800 169 5139.

You can also visit the charity’s website – www.chss.org.uk/volunteering – for more information.