Hairy Highland Coo Trail - Perth Hub Volunteer 

Hairy Highland Coo Trail - Perth Hub Volunteer 

Project role (Temporary) · 2–6 hrs/Week · For around 3 months
Flexible location
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Looking volunteers, 18+, to welcome visitors to our Perth city centre hub, making sure they are equipped and ready to explore our udderly amazing art display.

Detailed description

The Hairy Highland Coo Trail is coming to Perth and 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 welcome visitors to our Perth city centre hub, making sure they are equipped and ready to explore our udderly amazing art display, hearing tales of their adventures as they tracked down each sculpture and chatting about how the trail will support the work of CHAS.

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Engaging with visitors
  • Taking cash and card payments for merchandise
  • Keeping sales area tidy and secure
  • Re-stocking 
  • Representing CHAS
  • 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?

  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work as part of a small team
  • Happy to talk about the Coo Trail and to chat briefly about the services CHAS provides, signposting people to our website for further information.

How much time should I offer?

Ideally, you will choose from one, or more, of the following weekly shifts over 10 weeks from Thursday 4th July:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-12.30pm or 12.30-3pm each day

We will also be able to offer additional 'bank' shifts to accommodate holidays. etc.

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?

It's important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. At your first shift 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?

  • You will be helping to fund our vital services that support children and families at difficult times in their lives
  • While volunteering, you are the public face of CHAS and help to raise awareness of our vital services in the community.

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 shift/s would suit.

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.