Our volunteers, our ambassadors

Bristol After Stroke simply could not operate without the untiring commitment of a small army of volunteers. They don't just help run our groups and café sessions, they provide friendship and encouragement to our clients, 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. Sometimes, attending a group or cafe will be someone’s only outing of the week: the stimulation, encouragement and support our volunteers provide make a real difference to their lives. Talk to any of them and they will tell you just how satisfying it can be.

Why volunteer?

  • Some volunteers have had strokes themselves, adding experience and empathy to the role. Many of our former clients 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?

We always need people to help our groups, cafes and courses - making and serving refreshments, coordinating and demonstrating activities, assisting people to move around, but most importantly providing companionship, conversation and empathy to our service users.

Occasionally, we invite volunteers to help with fundraising activities such as holding a bucket or collecting tin, staffing an information stall, or you could offer support with administration, publicity and media.

Current Opportunities

We have the following roles available:

We particularly need people at our South Gloucestershire Stroke Cafe based in Downend, and our Stroke Support Groups in Shirehampton, Bristol and Yate, South Gloucestershire.

Stroke Cafe Volunteer (Monthly)                   Stroke Support Group Volunteer (Weekly)

Volunteer Administrator                                     Fundraising Committee Members

Based at our Head Office in Hartcliffe, Bristol                Various locations in Bristol & South                                                                                                                Gloucestershire (to be arranged)

Volunteer Clerk to the Trustees                        Volunteer Group Leader                 Based at our Head Office, Hartcliffe & Home                For our weekly group in Fishponds

Volunteer Driver                                                           Volunteer Speaker                  Based in Hartcliffe                                                                                                                                               

Could you help us?

Do get in touch if you feel you have some time you can spare – even if it is only a few hours a month.

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 the address here


Register interest in volunteering


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Bristol After Stroke is registered in England and Wales under charity number 287554 at The Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Road, Hartcliffe, Bristol, BS13 9JN. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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