MS Society Aberdeen Group

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

Across the UK, our 270 local groups play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community. We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for our Aberdeen group. As our local Group Coordinator you’ll take the lead in making sure your local group works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct and support other group volunteers to make sure your group’s activities meet the needs of your local MS community. You can see a video about one of our Group Coordinators here. In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills. To find out more about what services this group currently offer please go to https://volunteers.mssociety.org.uk/group-coordinator Time Commitment We estimate this role will need around 5 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role. This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS. About you You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services. You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the Aberdeen area to carry out this role. Apply online or for further information contact simon.moran@mssociety.org.uk The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.

The MS Aberdeen Group are looking for Events & Fundraising Volunteers to lead the organisation of Group events and to lead our fundraising efforts. The Group cover a wide area including Aberdeen City and South Aberdeenshire. We want to raise the awareness of the MS community to the support we provide and to raise the necessary funds to provide such support across the region. We believe this will best be delivered by a varied programme of events and fundraising techniques. Excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. The MS Society provides an online induction process to provide familiarisation with the MS Society. Volunteer support is available to assist volunteers whenever they require it. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people with MS. For more information please contact Frank Kelly, MS Aberdeen Group at Email: Frank.Kelly@groups.mssociety.org.uk or telephone: 0753533771.

The MS Aberdeen Group are seeking Group Coordinator Volunteers. The Group Coordinator leads a diverse group of volunteers in their efforts to service and provide benefits to the MS community of Aberdeen and south Aberdeenshire. It requires leadership across multiple disciplines including dealing with service providers, finance, events and fundraising, health & safety, administration and communications. The role involves engagement with other volunteers groups within Scotland and with the MS Society. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people with MS. For more information please contact Frank Kelly, MS Aberdeen Group at Email: Frank.Kelly@groups.mssociety.org.uk or telephone: 0753533771.