Living, working or studying in London and looking for a new challenge?
Talk to us about volunteering!
We are currently recruiting to five very hands on volunteer roles across London (click on the role name to show more detail):
MND Champions raise awareness of MND in their local area in a number of different ways, including:
• Through social media
• Giving talks and presentations
• Providing information
• Encouraging other people to get involved
Association Visitors provide emotional and some practical support to people with MND and their families in a number of different ways including:
• Visiting on a regular basis
• Keeping in touch by phone and/or e-mail
Care Service Navigators help people resolve problems they are having with health and social care services in a number of different ways, including:
• Explaining what is and isn’t possible
• Talking to health and social care professionals
• Advocating on the individual’s behalf
Information Assistants help people find the information that they need to help them resolve non health and social care problems in a number of different ways including:
• Finding information on the web
• Helping with the completion of on line application forms
They may visit people individually or simply be available at support groups and other meetings.
Campaigns Contacts help create positive change for people living with MND by:
- Leading on campaigning in local branches or groups and encouraging others to take action locally,
- Promoting our central campaigns locally, such as our Champion the Charter campaign
- Talking to politicians and decision makers about what MND is and why it is important that people with the disease have access to high quality health and care services
We provide full training and support and are particularly looking for people who are:
• Understanding, patient and compassionate
• Able to learn and take on board information
• Good at communicating
Apart from being computer literate and able to find your way around the Internet we are not looking for any particular skills or experience (enthusiasm and commitment are far more important) but you must be able to give an agreed number of hours each month and complete the training.
Interested? Email Annabel at Annabel.email@example.com or give her a call on 0345 375 1838. In the meantime please click on the role names above for further information about the different roles.
It's pretty much up to you but we will talk through the requirements of the different roles and your existing commitments with you and agree a figure that works for you and for us.
The training for the Association Visitor and Care Service Navigator roles involves home study, practical experience and a three day residential workshop. The training for the other roles involves an induction and workshops where appropriate.
I’m afraid not but we will cover your expenses and make sure that you are not out of pocket. Volunteering will not affect any benefits that you may be claiming.
You will be managed by a paid member of staff who will maintain regular contact, ensure that you are able to build a network amongst your fellow volunteers and be there when you need them.
There will be an interview, we will take up references and we will need to complete an enhanced DBS check.
Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to get involved locally, make a real difference to the lives of people with MND, meet new people and to feel fulfilled. It can also be a route into paid work, give you new skills and access to further training and development.
That's great, we'd love to have you onboard! Please contact Annabel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0345 375 1838 to get the process started.
If you would like to get involved but are not that keen on any of the formal roles, you might like to think about doing something with a local branch or group.