This is a really exciting opportunity to get involved in a growing, local service that provides vital support for people with arthritis. If you have personal or professional experience with arthritis or are interested in supporting individuals with long-term conditions, this flexible voluntary role could be for you.
WHAT WILL I DO?
With full training provided and ongoing support, you would be providing information and peer support to individuals living with arthritis at some of our local services, called Drop Ins. We provide valuable information to each person we see, which usually involves discussion about exercise, local services, pain management and more. Arthritis Care staff will be present at each Drop In, and each month you will have an opportunity to get involved with group sessions, called Workshops.
There are further opportunities to provide telephone support (with full training), if this is something you’d be interested in getting involved with.
Volunteering with us will give you opportunities to get to know other volunteers, and be involved in the delivery of a service that truly makes a difference to people living with arthritis. If you are friendly, approachable and have a drive to help others, we would love to hear from you.
PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND COMMITMENTS
The role is very flexible, and you can volunteer as little as a few hours each month, or more if preferred. We currently deliver services in central Reading, Wokingham, Newbury, Caversham and Pangbourne all throughout the week. You can choose in advance services that you would like to volunteer at, in locations that suit you.
Arthritis Care is now part of Arthritis Research UK.
Arthritis Care is the UK’s largest organisation working with and for all people with arthritis. We have a network of local branches and groups throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our vision is a world where people with arthritis can lead full and active lives. Our purpose is to empower people with arthritis through support and information, ensuring their voices are heard and their conditions more effectively managed.
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