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Volunteering Opportunity: VO76548

  • Pace Maker
    with Heart Research UK.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Help build up the pace in Scotland by sharing badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease
     •  The Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease
     •  41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England
     •  This isn't fair and we want to change this
     •  You'll be given posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors' surgeries to help reach as many people as possible
     •  The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane, who's designed 4 unique badges
     •  You can be sent a box of badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that the organisation can then send out to them)
     •  Let's get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge
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    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction training through telephone discussion is provided, to explain about Heart Research UK and the campaign, Heart of Scotland https://heartofscotland.org.uk/ Aims and safety and requirements are covered. There will be ongoing support available via telephone or email from the Heart Research UK team (you will have a dedicated person here as your named contact). Ongoing training and support as required too.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - If you can extend where you can go to (surrounding area or local town/city) we can discuss and agree travel and expenses on an individual basis.

    Experience required:No experience is required, you just need to be confident in asking to place posters and/or badges.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis opportunity takes place in your local community. If you can extend where you can go to (surrounding area or local town/city) we can discuss and agree travel and expenses on an individual basis.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.