Liz on a call

We want to be there for people affected by stroke and help them to rebuild their lives.

We need your support to reach more people across the UK. People tell us a weekly volunteer call can help them to feel more connected, supported and able to take the next step in their recovery. You will need to be able to commit to a regular call at the same time each week for eight weeks. Calls should last around 30 minutes.

We are looking for two types of volunteer support:

Lived Experience volunteer​

To be a Lived Experience volunteer, you have either had a stroke or care for someone who has. The effects of stroke can't always be seen or understood by the people around us. We know that talking things through with someone who understands can help. This type of support involves volunteers connecting and supporting people who may have had a similar ‘lived experience’ or health condition. Sharing your experiences can really help people to understand stroke better and learn new ways to cope.

Please have a look at the Lived Experience telephone volunteer role description to find out more about the role.

Connect and Chat volunteer​ 

To be a Connect and Chat volunteer, you must be happy to listen and confident to hold a good conversation. People often spend more time on their own after their stroke, which might lead to them feeling isolated. Having a social chat can help people to feel more connected by talking about the things important to them, such as their interests and hobbies. 

Please have a look at the Connect and Chat telephone volunteer role description to find out more about the role.

If you're interested in becoming a Here For You volunteer, please complete the online form below and we'll be in contact with you to arrange an informal telephone interview.

Personal details

Full name
Please confirm you're the only person who has access to this email address for data protection purposes.
First language
Must be able to hold a conversation with this language.
Which role are you applying for?
Are you a stroke survivor or a carer?
The impact of your stroke
Please select all that apply.
The impact of being a carer
Please select all that apply
Do you have experience of supporting people with aphasia?

Your availability

To help us match you with the most suitable beneficiary, we'd like to know when you're available to talk. Please select as many days and times that work for you.

Please note: 
AM means between 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
PM means between 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Evening means between 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

Please select your availability

Your hobbies and interests

Please select your hobbies and interests:
I am willing to abide by the values and behaviours of the Stroke Association. I agree not to disclose confidential information about people who have had a stroke, their families and carers or the organisation, gained in the course of my involvement, to any outside party.
How would you like to hear from us?
Your privacy is our priority. We promise to keep your details safe and will never sell them. We will also keep in touch by post about how we can continue to support you, and opportunities to support us. If you would like to change the way you hear from us, just call 0300 3300 740 or email How we protect and use your personal data is set out in our privacy policy.