You can find the most commonly asked questions about volunteering with the Stroke Association here. If you have any more questions about volunteering then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Volunteering Enquiry Form.
- Who can volunteer for the Stroke Association?
- What kind of things can I do?
- How do I apply?
- What will I get out of volunteering?
- How much time do I have to give?
- What skills and experience do I need?
- Will I need to have an interview?
- Do I need to provide references?
- What training and support will I be given?
- Can I claim expenses?
- I would like to get involved but none of the roles are what I am looking for. Can I still volunteer?
- Will volunteering affect my benefits?
- Can I volunteer if I am seeking asylum?
We welcome anyone with an interest in the work of the Stroke Association. We know that everyone has something to offer. You might be looking to gain skills and experience for your CV, exploring a new career path or have some free time that you would like to put to good use. Whatever your reason for getting involved we will do all we can to find the right role for you.
There are lots of roles available that include supporting stroke survivors in your local community, providing support in one of our offices, talking to the media, leading other volunteers or registering participants for a fundraising event in a field! With all the roles available we think there is something for everyone.
Browse through the volunteer roles to get an idea of the wide variety of opportunities that are available. Then find out what opportunities are available in your area by having a look at our opportunities search. When you find a role that you like the look of contact the person dealing with that opportunity. They will be able to tell you a little bit about the role and send you an application pack if you are interested in applying.
Or find the role you are interested in and complete our online application form. Your enquiry will be directed to the right person and they will contact you to discuss the role.
If you're not sure about what you'd like to do then please feel free to contact us on email@example.com
That tends to be very personal and will be different for everyone. What is important is that you tell us what you want to get out of your volunteering. This means we can match you to a role that meets or exceeds your expectations.
It depends on the role and how much time you have available. Some roles need a more regular commitment on a weekly or monthly basis while other roles might be a one-off or more flexible.
For most roles we will just be looking for your time and enthusiasm. For some roles you will need specific skills and experience and we tell you what we are looking for on the role description.
Yes. For most roles we ask that you meet with the member of staff who will be supporting you. Depending on the role this can be face to face or over the phone. It gives you an opportunity to find out more about us and the role to make sure that it is going to be a good fit. It also gives us a chance to find out a little bit more about you.
For most of our roles we do ask that you supply details of two people who can act as a reference for you. We generally don't accept family members and relatives and we ask that you have known the person for at least six months. Friends, past employers and religious leaders would all be considered a suitable referee.
When you first join us you will be given an induction and any training that is necessary for you to carry out your role. You will also have access to a named member of staff who will be able to provide you with ongoing support.
Yes. You should not be out of pocket as a result of your volunteering. We will reimburse reasonable travelling expenses and any other expenses you incur by arrangements.
Yes of course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss what options might be availble on firstname.lastname@example.org
In most cases volunteering will not affect your benefits but there are exceptions. Please visit Direct.gov.uk for more information.
Yes. Since April 2000 anyone seeking asylum are allowed to volunteer.