Our empathetic and impartial Support Volunteers use their excellent listening and interpersonal skills to provide support to people with MS, their family, friends and carers.
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 Support Volunteer for the Greenwich Group. As a Support Volunteer, you will be providing support to people with MS, their family, friends and carers.
We are currently a group of 5 core volunteers that meet regularly to manage the group’s activities which include coffee morning, outings as well as supporting people with MS and their families throughout the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We do not have an office and so we all volunteer from home. Additionally we have some volunteers that help with the running of the coffee mornings and the preparation and distribution of our Newsletter.
We are seeking to lighten the load on our long serving Lead Support Volunteer, Valerie Cann and want someone who is willing to volunteer as part of a team to assist Valerie. Candidates for this role will be informally interviewed by Valerie and one of the Group Coordinators, either Danny Mott or Sarah Crack to determine what they are can offer and agree how they would like to volunteer within the Support team.
The number of hours this role will need is very variable. Given the nature of the role there can be weeks where there is little or no activity but a complicated scenario may take several hours in a week.
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’ll have empathetic listening and interpersonal skills.