Support Volunteer Learning Programme

Volunteers play a vital, valued and unique role in helping us to ensure people with MND and their families receive the support and services they require.

Becoming a volunteer can be a rewarding, enriching experience. Those who train as volunteers come from all walks of life, and all backgrounds. You don’t need personal experience of MND – just the desire to make a difference.

Your learning programme is broken down into seven key topics. The learning is delivered through a mixture of methods; online content (e.g. videos, eLearning, exploring information on our website), face to face training and learning through action.

You will receive a personal learning portfolio which will encourage you to record and reflect on the activities you undertake and help you keep track of the learning you have undertaken.

What will l learn?

MND Association

An introduction to the MND Association, the work we do, how we are structured and our mission and aims.

About MND

An overview of motor neurone disease (MND) including; statistical information, causes, diagnosis, effects and treatments.

Our values

Explore our values, the expectations they present and what they mean in practice.

Policies and Procedures

This section is intended to help you explore our policies and procedures, the expectation they present and how they can be applied in relation to your role.

Care Volunteer Roles

Explore the skills and qualities that will help you be successful in your support volunteer role.

Care and support

Build your understanding of the health and social care provision that is available to people living with MND, their families and carers.

Whole Family Approach

Introduce you to our family centred approach and help you identify the types of support and information available to a person living with MND, their carers and their families.

How long is the learning programme?

The learning programme consists of seven hours online learning, attendance at a two day training course and a period of learning through action. The length of this is dependant on how quickly you progress through the learning and which support volunteer role you wish to undertake.

Ongoing training and support

The Association is committed to ensuring that all support volunteers have access to regular support and supervision. On a day-to-day basis support can be accessed through other local volunteer, staff and MND Connect. Ongoing development is provided through an annual menu of opportunities including attending Association events, development days and online learning. We ask all volunteers to keep their knowledge up to date and embrace the learning opportunities available to them.

Find out more:

To find out more about the support volunteer training programme contact the volunteering team or complete the volunteer enquiry form:

Phone: 01604 611681

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262