Rebuilding lives after stroke is a team effort. Meet some of the people on our team who make our charity what it is, and find out how they live our values every day, whether they’re with us as a member of staff or as a volunteer.
Did you know that there are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK and more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year? That's around one stroke every five minutes.
With your support, we can provide peer-to-peer support to stroke survivors, provide vital services, campaign for better stroke care and fund research to find better treatments.
By volunteering with us, you can change the lives of those affected by stroke, and it could change your life too. But you don't just have to take our word for it. Hear what some of our volunteers have to say and see what volunteering means to them.
And, take a look at the benefits of volunteering below.
Meet people in the stroke community
Our stroke community is ever growing and volunteering is a great way to get involved. It gives you the opportunity to become part of a network of volunteers who support and share learning. By joining our team, you will get to meet and spend time with a variety of people.
Give something back
Our volunteers tell us that volunteering helps them feel like they are giving something back. Many of our volunteers have either had a stroke themselves or have supported a family member or friend who has had a stroke. Volunteering gives them the chance to support other people affected by stroke.
Use existing skills that you may have
We have many different types of volunteer role, so we should be able to find you something that helps you put any skills you have to good use.
Learn new skills
When you join us as a volunteer, we’ll provide training in areas that you may not have had any experience in before. We’ll support you every step of the way and help you build new skills.
Enjoy your time volunteering
Whether you’re interested in fundraising, helping at events, supporting stroke survivors or undertaking administration activities, we will try to make sure your experience is an enjoyable one.
Build your confidence
When volunteering with us you’ll often try and experience new things. Many of our volunteers have told us that it has really helped to build their confidence and are doing things that they never thought possible.
Our volunteer roles provide opportunities to make a difference and do something you enjoy. You can also meet new people, develop your skills and support stroke survivors with their recovery and rehabilitation.
Take a look at the following opportunities and start your volunteering journey with us today:
- Volunteer to support stroke survivors
- Volunteer to raise awareness of stroke and fundraise
- Volunteer to support our work
- Volunteer to support our voluntary groups
- Other volunteering opportunities
Develop your CV and employability
Whether you’re hoping to start work, return to work or just improve your CV, volunteering with a respected UK charity like the Stroke Association can really he;p boost your employability.