MS Support Volunteer: Telephone Contact

  • VO42397


Description

MS support teams aim to empower people affected by MS through giving information about MS, emotional support and facilitating access to available services and support.

As an MS support volunteer: telephone contact you will assist greatly in this work through helping with tasks such as:
•regularly contact members of the branch
•provide emotional support (a listening ear) to people you speak to
•provide information and updates about branch activities
•arrange for information to be sent if requested/appropriate
•identify any problem areas for the individual or family and refer to the lead support volunteer.

Full training and support is provided to all volunteers. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in supporting people affected by MS and all volunteers are greatly appreciated.

For further information please contact:
Lynda Boyce
Volunteer Development Manager
MS Society
Tel: 07889088016 or 0131 3354050
e-mail: lboyce@mssociety.org.uk

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: -good listening and communication skills -good interpersonal skills -willingness to work as part of a team -ability to maintain confidentiality.
Travel details: Aberdeen HQ is based in Long Walk Road, Northfield, Aberdeen. Opportunities available across Aberdeen City.
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: Full training and good support is provided to all volunteers. Includes induction pack and toolkit, support provided by the lead support volunteer and four sessions of training programme.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 25 days ago