Bristol After Stroke has been successful in our bid the the Bristol Older People's Funding Alliance for a one-year project to redesign our volunteering programme. This will help us to sustain our activities and services into the future and be of lasting benefit to older people in Bristol.
It is of vital importance to stroke recovery to maintain and rebuild confidence to engage in physical activity and social networks, and volunteering can help. Bristol After Stroke welcomes many stroke-affected people into its volunteer workforce and sees volunteering as a key step in the recovery process. This project will encourage and facilitate the willingness of many of our service users, friends and family, and others to pass on the knowledge and experience they have had, and their desire to give something back to an organisation which has helped them. Our volunteers play a key role in developing the community of support for stroke affected people and their families and carers that is a core aim of Bristol After Stroke.
This project aims to:
- Build an effective volunteer process for Bristol After Stroke, including recruitment, induction, training and rewards
- Develop new roles such as “volunteer leaders” who recruit and support other volunteers and Friends
- Support the development of a volunteer strategy that the charity can take forward after the project ends
- Broaden what our volunteers and Friends can do for us
- Encourage the development of specific skills within our volunteers to support capacity within the organisation
For more information contact Rebecca Sheehy, Chief Executive
For the application pack please click here