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Stroke Association - (Voluntary Groups)

Details of the Charity:

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That's because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it's a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Every give minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Our Stroke Association Voluntary Groups play an important role in ensuring that stroke survivors do not become socially isolated. They also help to build the confidence and self-esteem of the people who attend. As a Stroke Group Supporter you will be part of a team assisting in the running of one (or more) of these local voluntary groups.

Tasks this role can include:

  • Assist group committee members in arranging activities and events for the group by providing information and contacting local activity and/or service providers.
  • Supporting people to take part in activities organised for the group.
  • Supporting Stroke Association Voluntary Group committee members to set-up and clear away venue where the group meets.
  • Meeting and greeting group members, including supporting new members to be welcomed and supported.
  • Preparing and providing access to refreshments.
  • Potentially helping with other tasks that ensure the smooth running of the group such as risk assessments, first aid and compiling user feedback.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent listening skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • You enjoy working with other people
  • You have a friendly and approachable manner

Additional Benefits:

  • Practical experience of working with people with communication difficulties that could enhance your career or studies.
  • An opportunity to learn methods and techniques that can aid communication¬†
  • An understanding and awareness of stroke and its effects and the challenges people face after stroke
  • An opportunity to enhance your CV and learn new skills
  • An opportunity to engage with your local community
  • Experience with a well-respected charity delivering sector-leading services
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?