Group Coordinator [Chair]

  • VO71005
  • Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role


Description

The MS Society supports people who have multiple sclerosis. The local group has various activities across the city of Aberdeen such as exercise and arts/crafts classes.
We are looking for a chair person – which the MS Society terms as Group Coordinator - to be a figurehead for the Aberdeen local group by organising team meetings; attend the various services, generally operating from Inchgarth Community Centre [Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays] and being able to take forward ideas into new services.
Good support is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a real difference. For further details please contact Ian Gourlay, Projects and Fundraising Volunteer at E Mail: aberdeen@mssociety.org.uk or tel: 01224 820453.

Organisation aims and objectives

One aim: to beat MS. We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. 68% of all our activity is delivered through voluntary contribution. Our local groups are run by volunteer teams who fundraise and deliver a range of activities and services to support people living with MS. Over 13,000 people affected by MS accessed information, support and services delivered by volunteers through our national network of local groups in the past year. Scotland has one of the highest incidences of MS in the world. We make it our mission to beat it. We raise awareness of MS, make it a priority and provide support and information to people affected by MS.

Restrictions

Experience required: An effective communicator, both face to face and in written formats, being able to organise group meeting agendas.
Travel details: Will mainly work from home. There will be opportunities to meet with other volunteers at Inchgarth Community Centre, where many of the services operate.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed as per our policy. We reimburse public transport rates upon receipt of travel tickets and car mileage if own car used.
Training details: Good support and full training is provided to volunteers. Including on-going support from the Local Networks Officer (Scotland - East), MS Society
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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