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.