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 or collectively responsible for some of these tasks:

  • Planning and coordinating 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 cardholder 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.

Please read the full role description before applying. We currently have the opportunities available in the following areas:

Area Role specific information Contact
Banbridge This is a Chairperson role. The group meets weekly on Monday, 2pm-4pm. You will be required to occasionally attend committee meetings. We need one person aged over 18. Janice Kirkpatrick on 02890508029 or janice.kirkpatrick@stroke.org.uk
Corby, Northamptonshire This is a Secretary role. The group meets on the second Friday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm. This role may include organising meetings and activities, maintaining membership records and keeping in touch with members. We need one person aged over 18.

 

Debbie Allen on 07384467294 or debbie.allen@stroke.org.uk

 

Dartford, Kent

This is a Chairperson role. The group meets fortnightly on Monday, 2pm-4pm at the Roundhouse, Overy Street, Dartford, DA1 1UP. We need one person aged over 18.

Louise Hornagold on 07983342638 or louise.hornagold@stroke.org.uk

Lowestoft This is a Chairperson role. The group meets weekly on Friday, 10am-12pm. You will be required to occasionally attend committee meetings. We need one person aged over 18. Lorna Gough on 07841842326 or lorna.gough@stroke.org.uk
Lowestoft This is a Treasurer role. The group meets weekly on Friday, 10am-12pm. The role involves submitting basic accounts which should take no longer than four hours per month. You may need to attend committee meetings on occasion. We need one person aged over 18. Lorna Gough on 07841842326 or lorna.gough@stroke.org.uk
Scunthorpe This is a Treasurer role. The group meets fortnightly on a Monday from 1.00pm - 3.00pm. This requires submitting accounts on a spreadsheet monthly, and there will be occasions that you would be expected to attend committee meetings. We need one person aged over 18. Maria DeGiorgio on 07799 436028 or maria.degiorgio@stroke.org.uk
Scunthorpe This is a Secretary role. The group meets fortnightly on a Monday from 1.00pm - 3.00pm. There will be occasions that would be expected to attend committee meetings. We need one person aged over 18.  Maria DeGiorgio on 07799 436028 or maria.degiorgio@stroke.org.uk
Scunthorpe This is a Chairperson role. The group meets fortnightly on a Monday from 1.00pm - 3.00pm. There will be occasions that would be expected to attend committee meetings. We need one person aged over 18.  Maria DeGiorgio on 07799 436028 or maria.degiorgio@stroke.org.uk
Slough This is a Secretary role. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month, 10.30am - 12.30pm. There may also be some work that is required outside of group meetings. We need one person aged over 18.  Michal Shalev on 07506 120858 or michal.shalev@stroke.org.uk
Stowmarket This is a Treasurer role. The group meets weekly on a Thursday morning, 10am-12pm but attendance is not compulsory. The role involves submitting basic accounts which should take no longer than four hours per month. You may need to attend committee meetings on occasion. We need one person aged over 18. Brian Hilton on 07711 000050 or brian.hilton@stroke.org.uk
North Staffordshire

This is a Chairperson role. The group will meet on a Wednesday morning but exact timings have yet to be confirmed. There will be occasions when you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18.

Jodie Drust on 07703 320660 or jodie.drust@stroke.org.uk

North Staffordshire

This is a Secretary role. The group will meet on a Wednesday morning but exact timings have yet to be confirmed. There will be occasions when you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18.

Jodie Drust on 07703 320660 or jodie.drust@stroke.org.uk
East Birmingham

This is a Treasurer role. The group meets weekly on a Wednesday morning from 10am - 12pm but as a Treasurer you do not have to attend the group unless you would like to. The role involves submitting basic accounts on a spreadsheet monthly, this should take no longer than 4 hours per month. There will be occasions that you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18.

Jodie Drust on 07703 320660 or jodie.drust@stroke.org.uk

Heart of Birmingham

This is a Treasurer role. The group meets weekly on a Friday morning from 10:30am - 12:30pm but as a Treasurer you do not have to attend the group unless you would like to. The role involves submitting basic accounts on a spreadsheet monthly, this should take no longer than 4 hours per month. There will be occasions that you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18.

Jodie Drust on 07703 320660 or jodie.drust@stroke.org.uk
Tamworth

This is a Treasurer role. The group meets monthly on a Tuesday afternoon from 12am - 2pm but as a Treasurer you do not have to attend the group unless you would like to. The role involves submitting basic accounts on a spreadsheet monthly, this should take no longer than 4 hours per month. There will be occasions when you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18.

Jodie Drust on 07703 320660 or jodie.drust@stroke.org.uk
South Staffordshire

This is a Treasurer role. The group meets fortnightly on a Friday afternoon from 1pm - 3pm but as a Treasurer you do not have to attend the group unless you would like to. The role involves submitting basic accounts on a spreadsheet monthly, this should take no longer than 4 hours per month.  There will be occasions when you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18.

Rebecca Nightingale on 0207 5660317 or rebecca.nightingale@stroke.org.uk
Hanley, Stoke

This is a Treasurer role. The group meets fortnightly on a Friday morning from 10am - 12.30pm but as a Treasurer you do not have to attend the group unless you would like to. The role involves submitting basic accounts on a spreadsheet monthly, this should take no longer than 4 hours per month.  There will be occasions when you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18.

Rebecca Nightingale on 0207 5660317 or rebecca.nightingale@stroke.org.uk
North Staffordshire This is a Treasurer role. The group will meet on a Wednesday morning but exact timings have yet to be confirmed. but as a Treasurer you do not have to attend the group unless you would like to. The role involves submitting basic accounts on a spreadsheet monthly, this should take no longer than 4 hours per month. There will be occasions when you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18 Rebecca Nightingale on 0207 5660317 or rebecca.nightingale@stroke.org.uk
Cannock

This is a Treasurer role. The group meets monthly on a Tuesday afternoon from 12-2pm but as a Treasurer, you do not have to attend the group unless you would like to. The role involves submitting basic accounts on a spreadsheet monthly, this should take no longer than 4 hours per month.  There will be occasions when you would be expected to attend committee meetings. Full training will be given. We are looking for one person aged over 18.

Rebecca Nightingale on 0207 5660317 or rebecca.nightingale@stroke.org.uk
Merthyr Tydfil Secretary needed for a low-level voluntary group that meets once a week on a Wednesday, 2pm - 3pm. We need one person aged over 18.  Lauren Heath on 07932 265 274 or Lauren.Heath@stroke.org.uk 

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