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Interests

  • Disability

Activities

  • Caring and Helping People

Do you enjoy listening to and helping people?

Are you looking for a volunteering role where you can do just that, and one that fits in around your family, studies or other commitments? By becoming an Association Visitor and donating your time, energy and skills, you can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by MND.

As an Association Visitor, you will:

  • offer emotional support to people living with and affected by MND
  • provide information to people living with MND, their carers and families
  • help people living with MND make informed choices •help people to access appropriate services / support •explain how the MND Association can support people living with MND, their carers and families
  • record information, following the MND Association guidelines and local protocols
  • develop and maintain relationships with our local Branch or Group
  • attend support and supervision meetings, as well as development events.

The time required is flexible, but we expect Association Visitors to commit to a minimum of 2 - 4 hours per week.

For this role you need to be able to work as part of a team, liaise with health and social care professionals and have the ability to develop and maintain supportive relationships.

You’ll be inducted into the role and informed about the Association. As part of this, you will receive e-learning, face-to-face training and mentoring. The training programme will also include experiential and reflective learning.

Should you be interested in this role, MND Association have an online recruitment process that you will need to complete register with, so please follow the link below to register and do so.

https://volunteering.mndassociation.org/vacancy/association-visitor-horsham-or-mid-sussex-427969.html

What skills do I need?

Have good listening skills and a good communicator

Able to develop and maintain supportive relationships with people affected by MND

Non-judgemental and respectful of diverse lifestyles

Prepared to increase understanding of MND and its impact on families

Understand the need for confidentiality and data protection

Able to assess when extra support is needed

Interests

  • Disability

Activities

  • Caring and Helping People

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

The role is completely flexible, we just ask that volunteers commit to at least 2 - 4 hours a week

Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.

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