ME14, Maidstone
Job description

Making sure our volunteers and members are kept up-to-date with both local and national news is vital. Our communication volunteers use social media and newsletters to make sure everyone from our MS community is informed about any MS Society updates as well as upcoming activities or events.


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 Communications Volunteer for the Maidstone and district Group. As a Communications Volunteer you will make sure the local MS community is aware of our updates and upcoming activities or events at the group.

We are a team of 7 passionate volunteers supporting the 100+ membership of our group as well as to all people affected by MS in the Maidstone and District area. We offer our services to all people affected by MS not just our membership and currently offer coffee mornings, lunches and exercise class but would like to expand this with the support of more volunteers.

We would welcome you to be part of our team in enabling us to expand our reach and enabling us to support to all those affected by MS in our area.

We estimate this role needs a maximum of about 2 hours per week for our on-line work and we have a team meeting over a coffee or tea, held every six weeks at the Maidstone Hilton reception area from 11am till 1pm.

Support and guidance is available for this role from all the team members. All volunteers can attend the MSS volunteer forums which are held twice a year in the spring and autumn at the Grange Moor Hotel, Maidstone,(10.30 to 2.30pm) where you have the opportunity to meet other volunteers from other groups and share expertise, skills and good practice over lunch.

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 will be able to communicate clearly in written and spoken English.

You will be willing to be part of a team making a difference to those who are affected by MS and assisting us in expanding our local offer of services.

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

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


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: 09 July 2019
Closed date: 07 October 2019
Job ref: 84678VCHJ
Tags: Communications, PR

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