Could this be your new desk?

The Haemophilia Scotland volunteer desk.

The Haemophilia Scotland volunteer desk.

For a small charity like us it is really important that everyone can get involved in what we do.  That is why we’ve invested in a volunteer desk at Hayweight House.  If you’ve got a little time to spare and would like to help there so many opportunities to get involved.

We already have three fantastic volunteers, Nina, Angela and Jen who all come into the office regularly to work on specific pieces of work.  Nina is driving our Women’s Project, Anglea is using her expertise to help us fulfil our regulatory and governance responsibilities, and Jen is making an enormous difference to our fundraising effort.

However, not all of the volunteering opportunities with us involve being able to come into the office.  We need your expertise and ideas to plan and organise our activities.  Maybe you’d like to help developing our Children and Families work?  Could you help us organise our events? Would you like to see more done for an older age group and have some time to give?  A great example is our hard working mentors in the Parent Mentoring Project.  Not only do they provide one to one support to other families in Scotland who can benefit from talking to someone who has lived through similar experience but they also do vital work helping plan our children and families work.

Some of our hardest working volunteers our our Trustees.   In all charities Trustees oversee the strategic direction of the organisation and are ultimately responsible for protecting our reputation and ensuring we continue into the future.  We are very fortunate to have a group of Trustees who do even more and take a particular interest in specific areas of our work.

People get involved with Haemophilia Scotland for a wide variety of reasons.  Sometimes it helps to build a CV or to learn a new skill.   However, everyone involved is motivated by a desire to see improvements for the bleeding disorders community in Scotland.  We are extremely grateful to everyone for their enthusiasm, skills and ideas.  We really couldn’t do everything we do without our amazing volunteers.

So if you’d like to get involved as a volunteer in the office, in any of our projects, or as a Trustee please call Dan Farthing 0131 524 7286 or email him at hello@haemophiliascotland.org

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