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Stroke Association Voluntary Groups provide long term social and peer support to people affected by stroke. They organise events and meet together to reduce social isolation and rebuild the confidence of members. Committee members organise and ensure the smooth running of the groups, and lead the team of volunteers.
Voluntary groups are run by a team made up of a Chairperson/Group Organiser, Secretary and Treasurer/Finance. Depending on your role you will be individually of collectively responsible for some of these tasks:
This might be the role for you if:
• You are confident in managing people and taking the lead or have prior experience of doing so in either a voluntary or professional capacity.
• You have administrative or secretarial skills.
• You have experience of managing a budget.
• You have excellent listening and communication skills.
• You have excellent organisational skills.
• You are computer literate.
· Planning and co-ordinating activities for the group to undertake, including inviting speakers, arranging instructors and arranging outings.
· Managing the group’s accounts (if required), including producing a monthly report managing petty cash and acting as a card holder on the group account..
· Chairing meetings, including an annual review meeting, to discuss the management of the group, including taking minutes and circulating agendas.
· Keeping and maintaining membership records, including emergency contact details, and keeping in touch with members through newsletters, phone or email.
· Recruiting and supporting volunteers in the group and working with the local Stroke Association staff to ensure they are supported.
· Responding to any correspondence the group may have, including keeping local Stroke Association staff informed of the activities of the group.
The group is yet to be set up but we expect that it will run on a fortnightly basis for a couple of hours each session. Benefits include travel expenses, ongoing support and training and the opportunity to really be involved in your community.