Support Volunteer - MS Society Tameside & Glossop

We are looking to recruit a Support Volunteer for the Tameside Glossop and District Group. As our local group Support Volunteer you’ll help people affected by MS find information about local and national services. That could be helping someone access local information about the care or benefits they need or giving them a hand with a grant application.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

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

We estimate this role will need around 2 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.

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.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

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 confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services.

You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the local area the group to carry out this role.

Areas of Interest: Community, Disability, Health and wellbeing
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with restricted mobility, University students, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Befriending, Lending a helping hand, Providing advice, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required:

About the host organisation

Hosted by: MS Society Tameside and Glossop