- Organisation Name Arthritis Care
- Contact Person Debbie Holden
- Organisation Address West Berkshire
- Position Champions Project Coordinator
- Phone 07834 418450
- Email email@example.com
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.
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.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required
Full training and ongoing support is provided.
Travel expenses are reimbursed