Community Ambassador Volunteer

  • VO98067


This role supports our aim in delivering pain education in our communities and providing access to high quality resources to those who may not have digital access. As an ambassador you will provide tailored information on pain management services available in the local health board area and Signpost to any other support services in the community. Promote the concept of supported self-management as a recommended, effective intervention for chronic pain. Help make a difference to people living with pain by providing a powerful platform to hear the views and experiences for the all too often, voiceless patients. Due to the nature of the role, successful applicants will be required to undertake a PVG check.

Organisation aims and objectives

Pain Concern is a charity providing information and support to people with pain and those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals. Visit our website to find out more about what we do, including our Airing Pain radio programme, Pain Matters magazine, information helpline and online community. All pain is unpleasant, but for the one in five people in the UK living with long-term pain it is a part of everyday life. It diminishes quality of life more than any other condition, leading often to loss of work, depression and disability. Anyone at any age can develop persistent pain and you will very probably know somebody affected. Although there is usually no cure, people who receive the appropriate treatment, information and support can manage their condition effectively with lifechanging results.

Frequency and commitment details

2 hours a week for at least three months


Experience required: • Friendly, positive and outgoing personality • Tenacity and enthusiasm for sourcing opportunities in your community • Enthusiasm and interest in chronic pain and the work we do • Good communication skills, including public speaking • Strong organisational skills, and an ability to work on own initiative and be proactive • Access to the Internet and confidence in using it • A good local knowledge • Flexibility
Travel details: The office is on the Lothian buses transport route and a 10min walk from Newcraighall train station. Parking is also available on site.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We reimburse volunteers’ expenses on a monthly basis. Lunch Max £4 If volunteering for more than 4 hours at one given time- with receipts Evening Meal Max £10 If volunteering for more than 6 hours at one given time- with receipts Car Mileage £0.25 per mile Public transport Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to the cost of the cheapest available means
Training details: An induction and training will be given and a line manager assigned, who will be available for training and support.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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