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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: 

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. We need a volunteer to support, provide a warm welcome and provide information to patients visiting the MND Clinic at Kings College Hospital.

Role Aim: 

To work alongside staff to support patients and their families attending the Motor Neurone Disease clinic (also known as Motor Nerve Clinic). Providing a warm, welcoming and friendly face in a very busy clinic environmen

Duties: 

• Welcome, speak to and be available to patients, families and friends

• Create a warm and welcoming environment

• Providing information about local Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) branches and groups

• Explain the support and services the MNDA can offer

• Explain the benefits of becoming a member of the MNDA

• Support patients and families to navigate MNDA website and to access available information resources

• Be comfortable to talk to distressed patients/visitors &/ those who have received upsetting news

• When required, be able to escort patients to other parts of the Hospital, e.g Chest Unit, Therapy Suite, Transport Lounge

Skills needed: 

Warm, empathetic, good communication skills, patience, willingness to learn

Training: 

Induction, training

Location: 
Kings College Hospital Suite 5, Golden Jubilee Wing – Denmark Hill
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
N/A

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