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 (which are being run virtually at the moment) but 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.
- 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?
Understandably, at the moment (Thanks to Covid 19) out groups and cafes are not running Face to Face at the moment but are running virtually. In normal circumstances we need people to help at our groups, cafes and on our 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.
We have the following roles available:
We are looking to recruit a Student looking for a Counselling Placement starting in February 2021. The role will be a Telephone Counselling Opportunity and applicants need to be working towards a counselling qualification at diploma level (or above) and be a member of a well-recognised professional body, working to its code of ethics. For more information and to apply click on the link:
Counselling Student Placement Role
We are looking to recruit a Trustee to join our board to help us deliver Bristol After Stroke’s Mission and Objectives. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates from under-represented groups including: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, disabled people and young people. In addition, we are looking to increase the Board’s coverage in the following skills areas:
• Medical/Stroke specific background
• Media influence, reach or connections
• Up to date digital and IT knowledge
• Tax position optimisation
For more information please email Rebecca Sheehy - Chief Executive [email protected]
Could you help us?
Although we don't have many volunteer opportunities at the moment if you feel like you have something to offer please do get in touch.
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 Volunteer_Application_Form.doc