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Support Volunteer

Health and social care | Disability | People and communities | Disability

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Location: Home based mostly, Hammersmith, SW6 1HS (see map)

Travel: Fulham Broadway station. Chelsea Football Club bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • We are looking to recruit a number of friendly and enthusiastic Support Volunteers for the West Central London Group. As a Support Volunteer, you will be providing support to people with MS, their family, friends and carers. It is a varied role, but may involve answering support phone calls, speaking to people face to face in a safe public environment, signposting people to up- to-date information about services in the area, assisting people to complete grant applications or helping to organise activities.
  • You will be joining a brand new team of volunteers who will meet regularly to plan and deliver a variety of events and activities with and for people affected by multiple sclerosis across the local area. We cover the areas of Hammersmith, Fulham, Chelsea, Kensington and parts of Westminster. The group currently provides a regular social, but with a new volunteering team in place we will be looking to offer a range of services which could include a grants programme, information and signposting, and much more. So if you'd like to make a big difference, please get in touch with us today!
  • You will be volunteering at home and out and about in your local community and will ideally be able to meet up with our volunteer Coordinating Team each month. We are flexible about the hours and days you volunteer because we understand that you have other commitments, but the anticipated time for this role is expected to be approx 6-12 hours per month.
  • You will receive a welcome pack, volunteer induction, one day initial training and regular support from the rest of the volunteer team and a local member of staff. You’ll also have opportunities to attend volunteer forums to meet with other volunteers, share learning and experiences and receive national updates. Out of pocket expenses can be claimed in line with our expenses policy.
  • You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll have empathetic listening and interpersonal skills

What impact will this have?

  • As a Support Volunteer, you will be providing support to people with MS, their family, friends and carers.
  • You will be joining a brand new team of volunteers who will meet regularly to plan and deliver a variety of events and activities with and for people affected by multiple sclerosis across the local area.
  • This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • You will be volunteering at home and out and about in your local community and will ideally be able to meet up with our volunteer Coordinating Team each month.
  • We are flexible about the hours and days you volunteer because we understand that you have other commitments, but the anticipated time for this role is expected to be approx 6-12 hours per month.

What else do I need to know?

  • Ideally you will be based in the areas of Hammersmith, Westmineter, Fulham or Kensingston to carry out this role.

Expenses

  • Food and travel can be reimbursed inline with our expenses policy

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Listening
  • Technology
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Team working

Training

  • One or two days training at a venue
  • Welcome & Induction checklist and support from other volunteers and member of staff.

Location

Home based mostly, Hammersmith, SW6 1HS

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