We are committed to keeping people safe. Our Health & Safety volunteers play a vital role in ensuring group activities, events and premises are safe and inclusive for everyone.
We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital. Join us.
About this opportunity
We are looking to recruit a Health & Safety Volunteer for the Harrogate and district Group. As a Health & Safety Volunteer, you will ensure group activities, events and premises are safe and inclusive for everyone.
Our group is run by a friendly team of volunteers who fundraise and deliver a range of activities and services to support people with multiple sclerosis locally and we really need someone to help ensure all our activities are safe and accessible. This is an opportunity for you to volunteer within a well establish Health & Safety system to make a tangible difference to the operations of the MS Society in our area. By carrying out simple risk assessments or following guidance documents, you will help the Group Coordinating Team consider the safety implications of any planned activities and prevent accidents. Importantly, you'll also be helping us give the people using our services the confidence to know that they will be kept safe from harm.
In return we offer a flexible volunteering opportunity, the chance to be part of a friendly and welcoming team and plenty of opportunities to see the positive impact of your role.
This role is home based and out and about in the community. The role is very flexible and we will work around your availability. Ideally, you will occasionally be able to attend a Group Coordinating Team meeting normally held on the evening of the third Monday of the month, at Community House on East Parade.
You'll receive a welcome, induction and training relevant to the role, ongoing support from our friendly volunteer team and local staff member. We also encourage our volunteers to claim out of pocket expenses in line with our expenses policy.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.
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 will need to be well organised with good attention to detail and with a willingness to use our existing system to keep people safe.
You’ll need to live in or near the Harrogate area to carry out this role.