We want to be there for people affected by stroke who are feeling isolated and alone in their stroke recovery.
Many people will be feeling this way during the current pandemic, and we need your support to help more people across the UK. Our Here For You service connects survivors and volunteers to help combat isolation and offer peer support.
If you’d like to volunteer for this service, please read on and fill in the form on this page. If you’ve recently had a stroke, you can sign up to Here For You by filling in our self-referral form. If you’d like to sign up someone you care for, please fill in our third-party referral form.
There are two volunteer offers:
Lived Experience telephone volunteer
Peer support is one of a range of services we can offer to stroke survivors and carers and involves volunteers connecting and supporting others who may have had a similar ‘Lived Experience’ or health condition. Our Lived Experience telephone volunteers will regularly contact their matched stroke survivor or carer on the telephone to offer a listening ear and share thoughts and experiences. View the role description.
We still need Lived Experience volunteers and this role remains available now. If you are a stroke survivor and would like to support the service as a Lived Experience volunteer please fill in the form below. Please note that lived experience volunteers need to be one year or more post-stroke in order to undertake this role.
Connect and Chat volunteer
Telephone and online support is one way we provide support to over 45,000 stroke survivors, carers and families every year. Our Connect and Chat volunteers will regularly contact people on the telephone to provide social support to people who might otherwise become very isolated. If someone lives alone, or would like to hear regularly from a friendly voice and enjoys having a chat, this offer is for them. View the role description.
Due to a fantastic response we currently have no immediate vacancies for Connect and Chat volunteers. However, if you are interested in the role you can still complete the form below, and we'll place your details on file and contact you when there is availability
Please fill in the form below to apply to one of our volunteering roles. Please note you need to be 18 or above to apply for these roles.