Support Volunteer Project
Help shape the future of support volunteering
We are looking into how we could provide even bigger, better volunteer support for people affected by motor neurone disease (MND). This includes further improvements to what we do now. But we also want to explore new ways in which volunteers could help those affected and in need.
To read more about the project and how you can get involved, please click the headings below.
Since the Association was founded, our volunteer Visitors have been at the heart of our mission to support people affected by MND. We are proud of – and incredibly grateful for – all that they and other volunteers across the country have done to provide information about services as well as emotional support.
We have no doubt that Visitors will play a key part in the future of the Association. We will continue our efforts to increase their numbers, especially in areas with few volunteers, and we want to improve what already works well.
However, we also want to look at new ways in which our volunteers could meet the needs of people affected by MND, particularly people we’re not reaching at present.
This could include:
- more support for various groups (e.g. carers, the bereaved or children and young people)
- completely new areas of volunteer activity, such as a sitting service, or practical assistance with gardening, shopping and other tasks
- more help with the health and social care system
- making more use of telephone, e-mail and social media support
- helping people affected by MND to support each other
- more casual and informal forms of volunteering
- working together with other organisations and charities.
We are sure there are many other ideas we have yet to hear about!
Watch a video
Listen to our Director of Engagement, Chris Wade explain this project and ask for your ideas.