Stroke Association – Volunteer Roles

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Role SummaryOur Life After Stroke Service groups and Voluntary Groups play an important role in ensuring that stroke survivors do not become socially isolated.  They also help to build the confidence and self-esteem of the people who attend.  As a Stroke Group Supporter you will be part of a team who will assist in the running of these groups.
What tasks can this role include:·         Assist Stroke Association staff and/or voluntary group committee members in arranging activities and events for the group by helping to provide information, researching and contacting local activity and/or service providers.

·         Supporting people to take part in activities organised for the group.

·         Supporting Stroke Association staff and/or voluntary group committee members to set-up and clear away venues where the group meets.

·         Meeting and greeting group members.

·         Preparing and providing refreshments.

·         Potentially helping with other tasks that ensure the smooth running of the group such as risk assessments, first aid and compiling user feedback.

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

·         You have excellent organisational skills.

·         You enjoy working with other people.

·         You have a friendly and approachable manner.

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.

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

·         Ongoing training and support as the role requires.

·         Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

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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