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Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association has a vision of a world free from MND. MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. We will fund and promote research to bring about an end to MND. Until then, we will do all that we can to enable everyone with MND to receive the best care, achieve the highest quality of life possible, and die with dignity. We will also do all that we can to support the families and carers of people with MND.

Application deadline: 

Are you a good listener? Would you like to help people and develop new skills by volunteering in your community?

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is looking for volunteers to take part in a new project in London - Carers’ Champions.

As a Champion you would

• Explain to carers and former carers of people with motor neurone disease (MND) how the Association can support them.

• Find out about other local help available and share this information.

• Help carers and former carers connect with each other.

Role Aim: 

Carers Champions research and build up knowledge of the support available for carers in their local area and work directly with carers to identify what issues they face.

Duties: 

Volunteers will:

• signpost staff, volunteers and people affected by Motor Neurone Disease to available services,

• explain to carers how the MND Association can support.

• help carers and former carers connect with each other

Being a Champion is a great opportunity to develop your interest in helping carers and former carers, in understanding health and social services, or in community action.

Skills needed: 

Good listening skills, willingness to learn about MND and it’s effects, non-judgemental, understand the need for confidentiality, good communicator.

Training: 

Online training, face to face training

Location: 
Volunteer's home and possibly local community centre.
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
Categories: 

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here