Arthritis Care Champions Volunteer

Contact Details

  • Organisation Name Arthritis Care
  • Contact Person Debbie Holden
  • Organisation Address West Berkshire
  • Position Champions Project Coordinator
  • Phone 07834 418450
  • Email debbieh@arthritiscare.org.uk

This is a really exciting opportunity for people who have experience of arthritis whether personal or via family and friends – AND for those willing to learn – to provide peer support to others living with arthritis.

For a few hours each week – or less regularly if required – you will be helping us to run drop-ins in the West Berkshire area: currently Central Reading, Pangbourne, Wokingham, Caversham and Newbury. You can choose your local area and we will be adding new areas, so please do get in touch.

Full training and ongoing support is provided and your role would usually involve providing support at drop ins: sharing information and signposting to local services

There are further opportunities to provide telephone support and lead workshops – all with full training and support – should you wish to be involved in these

You will be supported by Arthritis Care staff at every drop in and we will make sure you are confident and comfortable before you start in your role.

Organisation Information

Arthritis Care is the UK’s largest organisation working with and for all people with arthritis. We are a membership organisation with a network of local branches and groups throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our vision is a world where people with arthritis can lead full and active lives.

Our purpose is to empower people with arthritis through support and information, ensuring their voices are heard and their conditions more effectively managed.

Skills/Qualities/ Qualifications required

If you’re friendly, helpful and approachable then you are just what we need. If you enjoy getting out and about in your local community we would love to hear from you.

Ideally someone who has experience with arthritis whether personal or via family and friends – AND for those willing to learn – who would like to meet and provide support and information for others living with the condition.

Days/Times Volunteer Required

Mon-Fri AM&PM: ANY of these times, to suit volunteer.

Recruitment Process

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required

Other information

Full training and ongoing support is provided.

Travel expenses are reimbursed