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 group committee members take part in the organising and running of a group but without holding a specific group role like Chairperson, Secretary or Treasurer. They are likely to be involved in some of these kinds of tasks:

  • Planning activities for the group to undertake, inviting speakers and booking outings.
  • Taking part in meetings, including the annual review meeting, to discuss the management of the group.
  • 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.

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

Area Role specific information Contact
Cheltenham

We want to use your local knowledge of Cheltenham/Gloucester to pick a suitable, accessible and comfortable venue for this group to be held. The requirements of the role are to help run, support and develop this group alongside the Stroke Association, ultimately taking the lead on it with us as a support. We need one person aged over 18.

Michal Shalev on 07506120858 or michal.shalev@stroke.org.uk
Essex The group meets fortnightly on a Thursday, 10.30-12.30pm. Responsibilities include managing the group's written correspondence and agendas. You will also be required to attend six committee meetings per year. We need one person aged over 18. Louise Hornagold on 07983 342638 or louise.hornagold@stroke.org.uk
Evesham The requirements of the role are to attend the group twice a month on a Tuesday for two hours per session. Some time outside of the group meeting for committee business would also be required, with an overall commitment of two hours per week. We need two or three people all over the age of 18. Jo Weston on 07392 080003 or jo.weston@stroke.org.uk
Gloucester We want to use your local knowledge of Cheltenham/Gloucester to pick a suitable, accessible and comfortable venue for this group to be held. The requirements of the role are to help run, support and develop this group alongside the Stroke Association, ultimately taking the lead on it with us as a support. We need one person aged over 18. Michal Shalev on 07506120858 or michal.shalev@stroke.org.uk
Glasgow The Glasgow Speakability group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. Committee meetings to be arranged on a regular basis by the committee. The committee is required to attend group meetings each month and also contribute time between meetings to the activities required of their roles. We need one person aged over 18. Maureen Hunter on 0770 331 9220 or maureen.hunter@stroke.org.uk 
Hereford We need at least three people, who will be pivotal in setting up a new voluntary stroke group in the area. The group will ideally run once a fortnight for two to three hours. Jo Weston on 07392 080003 or jo.weston@stroke.org.uk
Plaistow The group meets every Friday, 2pm –  4pm. Some time outside of group meeting would also be required. We need three people all aged over 18.  Lina Choudhury on 0207 940 1340 or lina.choudhury@stroke.org.uk
Powys The group meets every other Wednesday, 10pm – 12pm. There may be a few hours needed outside of the meetings to deal with administration/enquiries and committee meetings. We need three people all aged over 18.  Gill Colerick on 07342 049990 or gill.colerick@stroke.org.uk
Shropshire We need at least three people, who will be pivotal in setting up a new voluntary stroke group in the area. The group will ideally run once a fortnight for two to three hours. Jo  Weston on 07392 080003 or jo.weston@stroke.org.uk
Telford We need at least three people, who will be pivotal in setting up a new voluntary stroke group in the area. The group will ideally run once a fortnight for two to three hours. Jo Weston on 07392 080003 or jo.weston@stroke.org.uk

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