Our volunteers, our ambassadors
Bristol After Stroke simply could not operate without the untiring commitment of our volunteers. They don't just help run our groups, café sessions and courses but they provide friendship and encouragement to our service users, and assist the vital work of fundraising and publicity.
What they do directly affects the lives and recovery of the people who have suffered a stroke, as well as help their carers and families.
- Some volunteers have had strokes themselves, adding experience and empathy to the role. Many of our former service users now volunteer with us, giving back to a service that has helped them.
- Volunteering can also present a good opportunity to gain valuable experience to help you in the job market or with a specific career goal
- It can also prove a lot of fun – and a great way to make new friends!
What could you do?
In January 2022 our Stroke Support Groups will be back running Face to Face (we moved them temporarily online because of the Covid 19 Pandemic.) The groups are looking to recruit new volunteers to help with the activities that are run as well as provide encouragement and empathy to group members which will support them with their rehabilitation.
Can you help with Fundraising? Maybe you would like to organise your own event or support at a charity collection or information stall?
Have you had a Stroke and received support from Bristol After Stroke? Maybe you would be willing to share your stroke story or see how you can support and relate to other people who have had a stroke?
There are many ways you can get involved and for more information please contact Volunteer Coordinator Lucy Stockall on [email protected]
We have the following roles available:
Volunteer Roles to Support our Weekly Stroke Support Groups:
The Bedminster Group takes place on a Thursday Morning:
The Portway Group takes place on a Thursday Afternoon:
The Lyde Green Group tales place on a Wednesday Afternoon:
The Fishponds Group takes place on a Wednesday morning:
Digital and Social Media Volunteer
We are looking to recruit a Digital & Social Media Volunteer to help to raise our profile; we want more people to be aware of our services so if they need our support they know how to access it. We also want more people to think of us as a charity to support through fundraising. If you would like to apply please complete a Volunteer Application form at the bottom of the page. We welcome applications from the stroke community.
Could you help us?
To register your interest in volunteering with us please complete the enquiry form here, or to apply download and fill in this form and return it to [email protected]