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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
    Takes place:
    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 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.