KW15, Kirkwall
Job description

Our Activities Volunteers use their can do attitude to enable people with MS to participate in local group activities by providing practical support at the event.


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 an Activities Volunteer for the Orkney Group. As an Activities Volunteer, you will be helping out at events and activities as required.

We are a friendly and well-established group of volunteers. We currently provide support and social opportunities to people affected by MS in the local area and are really keen to expand our reach in the area. That’s why we’re looking for Event Volunteers with a bit of spare time who can help us out occasionally.

This role is very flexible and allows you to give as little or as much time as you can, whilst doing something incredibly worthwhile in your local area. As an Activities Volunteer, you can pick and choose the date and times during the year that you volunteer, and then simply let us know and turn up on the day.

You will be given a briefing by the Group Coordinating Team, so that you know exactly what to do on the day and who else is volunteering with you. There are volunteer forums which you may wish to attend, held usually twice a year. You will receive a welcome pack and volunteer induction, as well as regular support from our Group Coordinator and volunteer team. We pay all reasonable out of pocket expenses that you may incur whilst volunteering with us.

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.

About you

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 be friendly and welcoming and enjoy being with others to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day. You need no previous experience, just the enthusiasm to chat to people in a positive way about the support our group provides people affected by MS.

You must live in or near the Orkney area to carry out this role.

More about The MS Society
The MS Society

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. Read more

Posted on: 23 July 2019
Closed date: 21 October 2019
Job ref: 95476VCHJ
Tags: Advocacy, Operations