There are several ways you can help as a volunteer:
- You could help in the running of our charity by joining our Executive Committee which meets every six to eight weeks in Edinburgh.
- You may be able to help publicise and promote our work by staffing stalls at conferences and other events.
- You may have experience of our healthcare system as a parent, patient or as a healthcare professional. We are often asked to provide the patient or parent perspective on local NHS committees and groups. You may be interested in representing us on one of these committees.
- You could help by raising funds for Children’s Health Scotland, for example, by organising a coffee morning or by organising a local fundraising event.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss further by contacting us on 0131 553 6553 or use our email contact form. We will send you a short application form for you to fill in and information about being a volunteer.
As a young child I was admitted to hospital on a few occasions, which was a traumatic experience. Also as a parent I had to endure time spent in hospital with my own ill children. As a trained nurse I was able to help alleviate their fears and worries, by giving them all the information and knowledge that they needed. This is why I volunteered with Children’s Health Scotland, so that I can help children and parents deal with issues that may arise in the health service, by giving information about services available and using hospital play boxes and making hospitals a less scary place to be.