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 Corby group meets on the second Friday of each month between 10.30am and 12.30pm to enjoy a range of stimulating activities, including but not limited to: poetry, book and community news and integration group, befriending, swimming, theatre. The group's friendly and informal meetings also offer information about stroke and local services which might help, and it aims to support stroke survivors, their friends and family through a range of social activities.

To ensure the group continues to be run smoothly and every member can feel involved, a well organised volunteer is sought.

This important role may include organising meetings and activities, keeping and maintaining membership records. We need one person aged over 18.

Stuart Cooper on 07717275798 or  stuart.cooper@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
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

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.

Jodie Drust on 07703 320660 or jodie.drust@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 Jodie Drust on 07703 320660 or jodie.drust@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.

Jodie Drust on 07703 320660 or jodie.drust@stroke.org.uk
Merthyr Tydfil Secretary needed for a low-level voluntary group that meets once a week on a Wednesday, 2pm to 3pm. We need one person aged over 18.  Lauren Heath on 07932 265 274 or Lauren.Heath@stroke.org.uk 
Merthyr Tydfil

Chairperson needed for a low level voluntary group that meet once a week on a Wednesday, from 2pm to 3pm. We need one person aged over 18.

Lauren Heath on 07932 265 274 or Lauren.Heath@stroke.org.uk 
Winchester Winchester Stroke Support Group is looking for three, or more, key committee members who can work together to coordinate the group, lead the sessions and manage the group’s finances. The group has volunteers who help out, but needs to have a new team to lead the group in place by the Summer. The group meets on Mondays, 2pm – 4pm. Press release. Mandy Souter on 07515 596 920 or mandy.souter@stroke.org.uk
Newark We need one person to fulfill a Chairperson role. The group meets once a month on a Tuesday, 11am-1pm. You will also be required to attend quarterly meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a friendly and vibrant group.

Maria DeGiorgio on 0115 871 2466 or maria.degiorgio@stroke.org.uk

 

Newark We need one person to fulfill a Secretary role. The group meets once a month on a Tuesday, 11am-1pm. You will also be required to attend quarterly meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a friendly and vibrant group. Maria DeGiorgio on 0115 871 2466 or maria.degiorgio@stroke.org.uk
Newark We need one person to fulfill a Treasurer role. The group meets once a month on a Tuesday, 11am-1pm. You will also be required to attend quarterly meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a friendly and vibrant group. Maria DeGiorgio on 0115 871 2466 or maria.degiorgio@stroke.org.uk

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