Stroke Association – Volunteer Roles

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Role SummaryOur Life After Stroke Services support over 60,000 stroke survivors, carers and families every year to ensure they get the help they need.  Befrienders and peer supporters offer support across all services to stroke survivors and carers.  In doing so they help to reduce social isolation and build the confidence and self-esteem of the people they support.
What tasks can this role include:·         Supporting people on a 1:1 basis according to their individual needs either face to face, on the phone, online or in the community.

·         Supporting people to achieve personal goals.

·         Supporting people to become more independent.

This might be the role for you if:·         You have excellent listening skills.

·         You have excellent communication skills.

·         You are empathetic and non-judgemental.

·         You are willing to try new things and adapt to the needs of the person you are supporting.

·         You are able to work without direct supervision.

What are the benefits for you:·         Practical experience of working with people who have been affected by stroke.

·         An understanding and awareness of stroke and its effects and the challenges people face after stroke.

·         An opportunity to enhance your CV or learn new skills.

·         An opportunity to engage with your local community.

·         An opportunity to gain experience with a well-respected charity delivering sector-leading services.

What support and training will be provided:·         The Stroke Association Volunteer Induction.

·         Introduction to Befriending training.

·         Regular and ongoing support from a named member of staff.

·         Ongoing training and support as the role requires.

·         Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

When are you needed:·         This is a flexible role and will be dependent on the needs of the people we support. In most cases, however, there will be an expectation of at least one to two hour per week for a minimum of three months.

 

 A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced or standard level is required for this role.

 

If you are interested in this role or would like further information on any aspects of our work then please contact:

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