We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers.
We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through... Read more
]Disability and Health, Befriending
We are looking to recruit Information and Support Volunteers (Befriending, Face to Face) for our My MS, My Rights, My Choices Project in Wales. As an Information and Support Volunteer you will provide emotional support and befriending to people with MS and signpost and refer service users to other applicable organisations. We are looking to start this project in January 2018 and we need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people living with MS. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with a large charity, develop your existing skills and learn new ones.
/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
/ Required to use own vehicle
/ Required to use own vehicle insurance
Premises type: in the community, service user homes
Public transport: depends on location, but may be a chance that there isn't any available.
Is this role flexible? Yes
Min hours expected per week: 2 hours
Min period of commitment: 1 year
Requirements: Able to adopt an objective rather than a personal perspective, active listening, communication and interpersonal skills to empathise with someone’s feelings and experiences & comfortable using the internet and email
/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ Alone/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers
Additional support needs:
Training provided: Induction based training
Age requirements: 18+
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:
/ Transport/ Food allowance