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Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people affected by stroke?
Making sure that as many people as possible know about stroke and the Stroke Association is a challenge and one that we can’t achieve on our own.
As a Stroke Ambassador you will use your skills, experience and passion to represent the Stroke Association in your local community. You will proactively reach out and engage people in our charities work by communicating our key messages and organisational policy positions, increasing support for the organisation, sharing prevention messages and campaigning for care and support for stroke survivors.
In this flexible role there are three pathways for Stroke Ambassadors; Awareness, Prevention and Campaigning. You can focus on one area, or across all three.
The Stroke Association is the UK's largest stroke charity. We raise awareness of strokes, support people who have had a stroke and fund vital stroke research.
Experience required: • You are passionate about raising awareness of stroke and the Stroke Association.
• You are enthusiastic, self-motivated and proactive.
• You enjoy meeting people & are comfortable representing the Stroke Association in public.
• You are a confident communicator.
• You are committed to improving knowledge of stroke in your local community.
• You are keen to help improve care and support for stroke survivors.
• You are able to travel independently.
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Mandatory Training (Volunteers MUST complete this training to perform the role) • The Stroke Association Volunteer Induction (face to face – one full day). • Stroke Ambassador Induction & Awareness Training (face to face). Plus at least one of three modules focusing on your chosen area/s; Awareness, Prevention, Campaigning). Additional Learning Opportunities (Further relevant learning you can undertake) • Personal Safety for Volunteers (webinar). • Hidden Effects of Stroke. • Emotional Impact of Stroke. Ongoing Support and Training • Ongoing and regular training and support as the role requires. • Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. • Access to the volunteer intranet, resources, latest news and Ambassador online forum. • Peer support (in person or online via Stroke Association intranet) • Induction Area on STAR
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