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Voice banking volunteers

Would you like to under take a volunteer role that involves direct contact with people living with MND? Do you have good IT skills? Are you able to encourage and support people to use technology? Then you could become one of our Voice Banking Volunteers! This is not yet available in Norfolk, but if you have friends of families in the areas recruiting this could be of interest - follow the link to find out.

 

Strong

 

Our vision to create a world free from motor neurone disease. Join our strong volunteering community today and be part of something bigger. All we need is you, your skills and your time. Wherever you are, however many hours you have to give, those living with motor neurone disease will feel the impact of your support.

The branch is run entirely by volunteers. We would be very interested in hearing from anyone who would like to join us.

 

Roles for volunteers include Committee Member, Fundraiser, Association Visitor or Care Services Navigator. Even if you can only help for a few hours at occasional events we would love to hear from you.

 

Role of Committee Members

We need volunteers to join our branch committee and help us continue making a difference locally for those affected by MND. The main responsibilities include attendance at committee meetings that take place every 6 weeks. At the meetings we receive reports from the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary and, crucially, make decisions on requests for funding. Arrangements are made for forthcoming events. Issues arising from The News, a publication issued by National Office, are discussed and local implications considered.

 

We particularly need

  • some new ideas on fundraising
  • ideas for, and help in planning for, the MND awareness month of June with a focus on MND Global Awareness Day
  • new ideas for raising awareness of MND

The MNDA National Office, Northampton holds induction days for volunteers. The day provides an opportunity for you to understand the help and support available from the different teams at David Niven House, and understand how we can work together to help deliver our strategy. Please talk with a member of the Committee if you are going to become a volunteer and would like to attend an induction day. The first induction day for 2016 is 3 March. Induction days will also take place on Tuesday 14 June, 2016 and Tuesday 20 September, 2016.

 

Contact Judy Burns-Thomson if you are interested in joining us or would like to attend a committee meeting to get a feel for what the role might involve.

Role of Care Services Navigator

At the moment the National Office of the MNDA is recruiting Care Service Navigators to work in East Anglia. Would you like to be part of something new and make a difference to the lives of people living with MND, their families and their carers?

Are you...

  • A good listener?
  • A good communicator?
  • Reliable?
  • Approachable?

If you have the above skills you could become a Care Services Navigator and help us to make a difference locally.

 

As a Care Services Navigator, you will identify statutory, private or voluntary key services available to support people affected by MND. This will then be used to support people with MND and their carers to help them navigate the health and social care services.

 

Full training will be provided. Professional qualifications and personal experience of MND are not essential, however empathy with people affected by neurological conditions and an in depth knowledge of health and social care services would be an advantage.

 

To find out more, contact the Volunteering Team on 0345 6044 150 or email volunteering@mndassociation.org