“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”


*quote attributed to Arthur Ashe

We are a small charity with a big reach. We have a small but dedicated team of staff but volunteers are crucial to us to fulfilling our charitable aims.

We are lucky to have a (very small) group of regular volunteers – we are also grateful to those who have helped out as a one-off or occasionally, when they can.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and being part of Team SCDT, please take a look at our volunteering vacancies below.

Alternatively, for more information on how you can volunteer contact Marlene on 0141 357 3946 or email fundraising@scottishcotdeathtrust.org


We have a number of fundraising events coming up and as a result we would like to recruit some volunteers. We are looking for help at the following:

Bucket collections

Friday 10th May – TESCO, Wishaw

Saturday 8th June – TESCO, Carluke

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June – Edinburgh Waverley Train Station

Friday 21st June – TESCO, Aberdeen (AB22)



Sunday 1st September – Afternoon Tea, Aberdeen

Saturday 2nd November – Afternoon Tea, Glasgow


Education volunteers

We are keen to expand our education work across Scotland. At present we have two very loyal (and very busy!) volunteers delivering Safe Sleep Education sessions at nurseries and community groups.

Ideally, we would love to have volunteers to deliver Reduce the Risks/Safe Sleep education sessions across Scotland, particularly outwith the central belt.

Being a education volunteer may suit someone from a childcare or healthcare background, but that isn’t in any way essential – If you feel you have the skills to support this work, please contact us to discuss.


We are keen to develop our Board of Trustees with people who have experience in any of the following areas: PR; Human Resources; Fundraising; Nursing

If you feel you have the skills and are willing to support our work, please contact us to discuss.


General volunteering

We also have opportunities in other important areas of the charity:

Office Administration

Volunteer Speakers and bloggers

Distributing awareness materials


If you would like further information about volunteering for the Trust, or to return an application form please contact us.


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