Read our series of blogs from Volunteers' Week 2018 to find out more about our volunteers.
- Meet Rachel Reid, a fantastic volunteer and tiger
- Meet John Smejka, a volunteer who you might recognise
- Meet Paddy Moriarty, a self-confessed 'Jack of all trades' volunteer
- Meet Sas Freeman, a passionate and driven Stroke Ambassador
- Meet Lorraine Smith, a volunteer who gives back at her group
- Meet Adrian Bodimeade, a Stroke Ambassador who raises awareness in his community
- Meet Amber Garland, an award-winning volunteer
- Meet Cath Friel, a volunteer who supports a Speakability group
- Meet Rick Hein, who helps to support others through the use of technology
I'm from Middlesbrough and did some work experience in speech and language therapy. When I went back to university in Belfast I really wanted to carry on gaining that experience. Read Lauren's story.
I am a retired building contractor. I got involved with the Stroke Association after I had a stroke in November 2008. Read Stephen's story.
I decided I wanted to get involved after my mother died eighteen months after she had a major stroke. Read Maeve's story.
I was an engineer in BT, one of the first female engineers in Northern Ireland, but was medically retired after suffering from ME. I cannot commit to full time employment but I do need some structure in my life. Volunteering suits me because I choose how much time and effort I am able to give. Read Anne's story.