Coo Crew Clean Up Volunteer

Coo Crew Clean Up Volunteer

Project role (Temporary) · 0–2 hrs/Week · Starting from 30 Jun 2024 For around 3 months
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Volunteers aged 18+ wanted for our Coo Crew! Make weekly checks on life-size sculptures to keep them looking their best. Join us!

Detailed description

The Hairy Highland Coo Trail is coming to Perth & Kinross, 28/ June - 6 September 2024, raising vital funds for Children's Hospices Across Scotland. Each of our coos has been transformed into a unique masterpiece by a talented artist and enjoys its own special spot along the trail.

We're looking for reliable volunteers, aged 18+, to join our Coo Crew, making weekly local checks on your allocated member/s of our udderly amazing herd of life-size sculptures to make sure they always look their best for their visitors. You'll be provided with a special cleaning kit, a Coo Crew t-shirt and we'll make sure you are fully trained on all aspects of Coo cleaning.

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Rolling your sleeves up, cleaning any dirt or debris from each of your coos
  • Sending a quick pic of your coo to the coo trail inbox after each week's clean
  • Reporting any damage you find
  • Chatting about the Coo Trail and CHAS to any visitors and meet (full training will be provided)
  • You will also get the chance later to join the volunteer teams at our farewell weekend (21-22 September)) and/or the closing auction of coos (Thurs 26th September), all taking place at Scone Palace.

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Access to transport to and from your Coo site/s
  • Access to a smartphone with good mobile coverage
  • An eye for detail
  • Reliability and commitment to your role
  • Friendly and outgoing personality

How much time should I offer?

This is a weekly commitment which will take around 15 minutes to spruce each coo up. You may need to give a little more time if there is damage to report.

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?

It's important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. Your Volunteer Manager will take you through a short induction so you have a clear understanding of your role and responsibilities; you will also learn more about the Hairy Highland Coo Trail and CHAS so you can talk confidently to visitors to the Hub.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Being part of an exciting new project (which you can add to your CV)
  • Meeting new people
  • Having fun!
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?

  • By keeping our Coos looking their best, you're helping to make sure visitors enjoy their Coo Trail experience and feel positively about CHAS
  • You will also be a visible presence in the community and help to raise awareness of the vital services CHAS provides

What else should I know?

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 improves the quality of care we provide, helps us reach more families and children, and maximises 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.

What's the next step

If you're interested in this very unique role you can apply online at our website. A member of our team will be in touch for a brief telephone interview and to discuss which Coo/s you can look after.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs
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About Children's Hospices Across Scotland

We’re Children’s Hospices Across Scotland. But most people know us as CHAS. For thirty years we’ve been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through our hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.