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Help us support those who are affected by Stroke – Tilehurst

Leading group activities volunteers needed for Stroke Association

Do you have some spare time and the passion to support those affected by stroke?

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.

Recovering from a stroke can be a big change from how life was before. The Stroke Association helps people by providing long term social and peer support, The group helps in reducing isolation at a key time and also helps members rebuild their confidence.

The support groups are run by volunteers and a variety of tasks are shared amongst the team. Tasks may include:
– planning or coordinating activities for the group
– administrative tasks (keeping track on membership forms, contact details etc.)
– managing the group’s finance (ongoing management and fundraising)
– Facilitating the sessions by creating a meaningful relationships with group members in order to support their needs

You can choose how much involvement you have in the actual running of the group, from organising and leading the sessions to just helping make sure they run smoothly.

If you have excellent organisational and communication skills, you are enthusiastic and proactive and enjoy the company of others we would love to hear from you!

A friendly, outgoing personality and the ability to create a welcoming and supportive environment is essential in this role.

This is an excellent opportunity to engage with your local community, helping provide an important service as part of a well-respected charity. Giving you practical experience working with people affected by stroke, you will make a real difference to their lives.

Contact person firstname
Michal Sahelv, Volunteering and community officer
Contact person's position

Location description
Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Wed AMThu AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Some additional hours might be required for admin/coordination
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
One full day induction and additional training if wanted
Is support given?
Description of support
Staff member to support volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
By prior agreement
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
2 August 2019

Read more about Stroke Association