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.

Why volunteer?

  • 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!

Click on the link below to see a 40 second video from Jenny our senior volunteer - about volunteering for Bristol After Stroke:


What could you do?

Become a Trustee.. 

Bristol After Stroke are looking to recruit a member to the board of Trustees who can support the charity to promote a healthy and lawful working environment for our employees and volunteers.  The new Trustee will bring a variety of skills, perspectives, and experiences, to join our Board to help us shape our charity’s future. This is an exciting time to be involved in the charity and we are looking for someone who is engaged with the cause, energetic and passionate. You will be able to think strategically and practically about the challenges and opportunities the organisation may face, whilst also providing leadership, scrutiny and support. 

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates from under-represented groups which would include Asian, Black, and other ethnic minority communities. This is particularly relevant because these groups over-index in Stroke occurrence. We also look for more participation from disabled people and young people. 

 To find out more call 0117 9647657  or email [email protected] and our Chief Executive Rebecca Sheehy or chair of Trustees Mike Hill will be pleased to talk through the role with you. Alternatively, to apply please complete the application form below and equalities form and email to [email protected]



Equalities Form

Activities and Group Volunteer - Portway

We are looking to recruit a new volunteer to support our Portway group in Shirehampton. The group which takes place weekly on a Thursday afternoon needs someone who is friendly and encouraging to support with physical activities such as Skittles as well as other activities and games to aid physical and cognitive recovery, to rebuild confidence.

To find out more please look at the attached role description and to apply complete the Application form and Equalities form below and email them to Lucy Stockall (details below)

Activities and Group Volunteer Role Description-Portway

Stroke Cafe Volunteer - South Glos 

(4th Thursday of the month in Downend)

Our Stroke Café Volunteers provide help and support to our Stroke Key Workers who run a monthly drop-in café. The café gives people affected by stroke the opportunity to meet others affected by stroke, meet staff and volunteers as well as find out more about the services Bristol After Stroke provide and arrange for further contact. 

We have 2 cafes a month but we are looking for a friendly individual to support the cafe on  the 4th Thursday  morning of the month. 

To find out more please look at the attached role description and to apply complete the Application form and Equalities form below and email them to Lucy Stockall (details below)


Other ways you can support through Volunteering: 

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 you might even be willing to get involved in our Pilot Peer Mentor Scheme?

There are many ways you can get involved and for more information please contact Volunteer Coordinator Lucy Stockall on [email protected] 

Could you help us?

If you would like to apply for one of these volunteer opportunities please complete the application form below as well as the equalities form and email it to [email protected] 

If you have any questions about volunteering or about these roles you can also call Lucy on 0117 9647657 

Volunteer Application Form

Equalities Monitoring Form

Register interest in volunteering


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Bristol After Stroke is registered in England and Wales under Charity Company Number: 11841993 and Charity Number: 1182124 at The Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Road, Hartcliffe, Bristol, BS13 9JN. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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