This volunteering role is UK based, therefore whilst volunteering for us, you must be resident in the UK and we are unable to support a sponsorship application.

Ref: V139 | Stroke Group Supporter | New Oscott Retirement Village, B23 5LD

We’re looking for one to two Stroke Group Supporters, over the age of 16 years old, based at New Oscott Retirement Village, Fosseway Drive, Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B23 5LD.

You’ll be volunteering fortnightly on a Tuesday, 10:30 am – 1 pm.  

We provide all of our volunteers with training so you feel confident in the role and give the best possible support to stroke survivors.

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. Stroke group supporters assist in the running of one (or more) of these local groups and help support the group members.

The volunteers will:

  • Be good at working with people and helping to support them at meetings and events.
  • Enjoy helping with community group activities and working with others.
  • Have a friendly and approachable manner and be comfortable welcoming people to the group.

This role would be particularly interesting for anyone with lived experience of stroke as a survivor, family member, friend or carer. However, all experience is valuable and everyone is welcome to apply.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this role.

Interested in this?

Find out more by downloading the role description for the Stroke Group Supporter role.

If you are interested in this role, please complete our application form and send it to

We want to reduce barriers to inclusion. Help us understand who is applying for and getting roles with us by completing our Equal Opportunities Form. This helps us continue to identify anything that’s getting in the way of people looking to join us. This information does not form part of your application.

If you would like further information on any aspects of our work, then please contact Jodie Drust, Engagement Officer by email at or call 07703 320 660.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.

About Us

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.

We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles.

If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!