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This guidance for volunteers was last updated on 5 January 2021.

Guidance to Volunteers on face-to-face volunteering

We continue to consider that people with MND are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 however we also want to balance this against the individual wants and needs of people with MND and the benefits that meeting others has on quality of life.

In light of this, along with close consideration of government guidance and in consultation with our panel of clinical experts our guidance on face to face volunteering is outlined below.

Please take some time to read our guidance and check these web pages regularly as we will keep them up to date pending any changes in government or MND Association guidance.


Following the increasing growth in Covid-19 cases, we have made the decision that all branch and group meetings and support meetings from our Association visitors should currently not take place face-to-face and we need to continue to deliver our volunteering activity remotely, using phones, email and the online platforms we are now all familiar with. Please do liaise with your Area Support Coordinator if you need guidance in making the changes.

This was a difficult decision to make, because we know restrictions can affect quality of life for people affected by MND, but our priority has to be to safeguard the health, both of the people with MND that we support and our dedicated volunteers.



Guidance for Nations - please read this guidance first

Any face-to-face interactions must follow the relevant nation’s guidance and legislation.

Volunteering Activities

Advice for Volunteers

Get in touch with MND Connect

MND Connect is available Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm and 7pm - 10:30pm. Calls to this number are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262