Help run our popular drop-in information and support sessions

Information / Advice volunteers needed for Arthritis Care

For a few hours per month  you would be helping us to run drop-ins in Reading.

What will I do?
Full training and ongoing support is provided and your role would usually involve providing information at drop ins and signposting to local services

There are further opportunities to provide telephone support and lead workshops – all with full training and support – should you wish to be involved in these
You will be supported by Arthritis Care staff at every drop in and we will make sure you are confident and comfortable before you start in your role.

Skills/Qualities/ Qualifications required
Ideally someone who has experience with arthritis – whether personal or via family and friends – who would like to meet and provide support and information for others living with the condition.
If you’re friendly, helpful and approachable then you are just what we need.  If you enjoy getting out and about in your local community we would love to hear from you.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Debbie
Lastname
Holden
Contact person's position
Project Coordinator
Mobile?
07834 418450
Contact instructions?
Please contact Debbie for more information or to obtain an application form.

Location description
Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Dates and times to suit volunteers
Task type?
Information / Advice
Will suit someone like this:
SociableSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Half day initial Induction training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Supported by Arthritis Care trained staff at every location
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses reimbursed
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
6
Opportunity added on
22 January 2016