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About the organisation

MS Society (Multiple Sclerosis Society)

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

At the MS Society we put people affected by MS at the centre of everything we do. Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Until then, we’ll keep doing all we can to enable people affected by MS to live their lives knowing they don’t have to face MS alone.

We’re committed to developing effective information resources that reflect the views and concerns of people affected by MS. To do this, we’re recruiting volunteers to help us review the information we create, from leaflets, to videos and websites pages. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS. All you need is to have knowledge of MS or personal experience of caring for someone with MS. You’ll also have an interest in publications and be willing to share your thoughts on how to improve these.

Role Aim: 

We need you to help make the MS Society’s information resources the best they can be. As a volunteer reviewer, you will be playing an important role in our information process. When we plan and write information, it is vital that we include the views of people affected by MS. That way we know that it’s useful and appropriate, and meets the needs of people affected by MS. If you have MS or are affected by it (through friends or family) we need your help in reviewing our publications and other resources to make them relevant and of a high quality.

Duties: 

? Reviewing and editing publications

* Reviewing web pages

* Providing feedback to information consultations

Skills needed: 

? Knowledge of MS or some personal experience, i.e: have MS or be a carer of someone with MS

* An interest in our publications and the information we provide to people affected by MS

* Able to confidently use email

Training: 

There is no specific training for this role as we rely on the volunteer’s personal experiences and feedback. Guidance on how to provide this and an informal chat with the Information Resources Editor will be given prior to the volunteer receiving their first publication.

Location: 
From volunteer's home
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Volunteering can be at any time that suits the volunteer.
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