Peer Support Volunteers provide direct support to other people experiencing a neuromuscular condition. Through a one-to-one link up service volunteers are available to speak to people diagnosed with a condition who are seeking support.
You’ll get the chance to directly support other people and meet and speak to other like-minded people with similar experiences.
As a Peer Support volunteer, you will:
- make calls or send emails to people wanting to get in touch
- respond to people within an agreed timeframe (usually within 72 hours)
- keeping a diary/log of communication and interaction with beneficiaries/peer support recipients
- check in with a member of the MDUK care and support team every few weeks to update on the support that has been given
- attend occasional local support group meetings if able to, in order to meet up with individuals face-to-face
- understand there is flexibility to expand the role of a volunteer to accommodate personal priorities and commitments
We’re looking for people with an ability to empathise and show understanding, have good communication skills and be a good listener, and be motivated in helping others.
Download the full role description to find out more and apply online below.