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MS Society (Aberdeen Branch)

Charity registered in Scotland SC041990

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.


Current opportunities

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: Carers you will assist greatly in this work through helping with tasks such as: •be the main point of contact for carers and family members of people affected by MS •provide a listening ear for the concerns of carers and family members, working with other members of the branch support team •provide information about issues of importance to carers and family members •maintain a basic knowledge of local services and carer’s benefits and refer people appropriately; keep an up-to-date list of local services •support carers to secure services, or refer them on to others who can help •provide information about the Society’s services at national and local level •work closely with other members of the branch support team, to agree planned activities and report on progress. 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, carers and family members. 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

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

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: Newly Diagnosed you will assist greatly in this work through helping with tasks such as: •be the first point of branch contact for newly diagnosed people •deal with enquiries from people who are newly diagnosed •provide all new contacts with a standard information pack •provide emotional support (a listening ear) •signpost people to the most appropriate source of help as necessary •provide information about MS and the support available from the MS Society and other key organisations as appropriate •maintain a basic knowledge of local services and refer people appropriately; keep an up-to-date list of local services •develop collaborative relationships with health and social care professionals (particularly MS specialists) to promote the branch and services available to people who are newly diagnosed (with the support of the lead volunteer) •provide information about the Society’s services at national and local level. 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

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 you will assist greatly in this work through helping with tasks such as: •maintain an up-to-date list of relevant local services for people affected by MS, and distribute it to other members of the team and through the branch newsletter •deal with enquiries to the branch phone line (see ‘MS support volunteer: branch contact’ for more details) •ensure that grants are dealt with effectively (see ‘MS support: grants’) •any other tasks from any support volunteer role description (for which the volunteer has received training). 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