Host Organisation: MS Society (Macclesfield & District Group)

The MS Society in Macclesfield & District need new volunteers to help them plan and develop new activities and to help keep their existing activities running smoothly.

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Community Development, Community Events, Families, Funding, Grants and Fundraising, Health and Wellbeing services, Men, Older People (60+), People with Disabilities, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Voluntary and Community Sector Support, Women
Type of Activity: Administration, Business Development, Management, Stewarding / Event Management, Support / Care Work
Location: Alderley Edge, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

- Coordinating the group’s shared responsibility for designing and delivering services and activities in line with our principles of quality service delivery so that they are safe, effective and impactful.

- Positively contributing to the development of the group’s annual activity plan.

- Leading on the organisation of events from concept to completion, including coordinating and supporting the successful delivery of an event.

- Developing strong relationships with local community organisations, promoting the activities on offer and reaching new people to attend them.

- Developing strong relationships with professionals delivering services on the group's behalf to support continued service improvement.

- Understanding the expertise of other volunteers and involving them in areas of service development where their skills and knowledge are required.

- Leading on promoting service evaluation and encouraging feedback from those taking part in services and activities provided by the group.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Some previous contact with people affected by MS is desirable but not essential. More important is a commitment to be part of a team, to be a good organiser and to want to make a real difference for families and people affected by MS in and around Macclesfield.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Details of Gender or Age Restrictions: 18 years and over please.
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Agreed expenses are available for various costs as part of your volunteering, but particularly travel as appropriate.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

The volunteer would work as part of a team and be supported by more experienced volunteers. We also have paid staff support available locally as needed.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

We have online induction materials available and online training modules available depending on the volunteer's need.