Dundee, Dundee City Council
Voluntary
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Information and Support Volunteer, Information Event Volunteer (My MS, My Way: Tayside, Scotland)

We have launched an exciting new project, My MS, My Way. It will offer a Peer Support Programme to newly diagnosed people in the Tayside area, who would like to be matched with a peer who has similar interests and experiences.

 

Across the UK we deliver vital services and provide support for people affected by MS. This allows us to instil sense of belonging, unity and friendship and connect people to relevant services and our local MS community.

We have launched an exciting new project, My MS, My Way. It aims to help people with MS who have been newly diagnosed up to 5 years and who live in the Tayside area and will support people to improve their emotional wellbeing, resilience and ability to live well with MS.

As our Information and Support Volunteer – Information Event Volunteer, you will run and support information stalls where people can learn more about the project and sign up to be involved. You will act as an ambassador for the project, and meet people with MS and people affected by MS in public settings.

This project runs from June 2019 to February 2021. Information stalls and events will be held throughout the project and will be located throughout Tayside. We are flexible around your availability in terms of time and location, so please speak to us if you have questions about what might be involved.

In this role you’ll be able to develop your listening, communication and administration and people skills, as well as your knowledge of MS and local services. Most importantly you’ll support people affected by MS to access much needed help.

You’ll have support from a member of staff as well as a welcome and induction checklist which lists what resources are available to support you in your role. As part of your role, you will have to complete some mandatory learning.

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 must live in the Tayside, Scotland area to carry out this role.

The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.

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Posted on: 21 October 2019
Closing date: 19 January 2020
Job ref: 101474VCHJ
Tags: Advice, Information, Operations
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