Volunteering

INS Trustee

Do you want to become part of part of the committed and hard-working board of a leading local charity in South West London? 

There is a vacancy for a Trustee of INS, a charity which has developed a reputation for achievement and innovative approaches to care in the community. We provide professional support for people with long term conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s and stroke and for their carers. We are looking to recruit a Trustee who will demonstrate passion and commitment to improving the lives of people with neuro-disability. This is an exciting opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to their lives.

For more information see: Trustee Role Description

Befriending

Befrienders provide practical and emotional support as well as relief from stress and isolation for INS clients and their family carers. The service is provided by trained and supported volunteers whose aim is to offer ongoing support, practical help and friendship.

As a Befriender you would be asked to visit someone who would welcome regular visits, or who might need help to get out and about – shopping, a trip to the cinema or whatever. Your visit might also provide an opportunity for the family carer to take a well-deserved break from their caring role.

Volunteer Befrienders are given training and are fully supported in their role, with regular meetings to get to know other Befrienders and discuss any problems. Clients and Befrienders are carefully matched and both sides can withdraw from the arrangement at any time.

The role of the Befriender is hugely appreciated by our clients and Befrienders usually find it enjoyable and extremely rewarding. The project offers Befrienders opportunities to learn new skills and build on existing ones, the satisfaction of building a relationship with people they visit and social contact with other volunteers and staff.

For more information see: Volunteer Befriender Role Description

Activity Buddies

The aim of the Activity Buddy Service is to improve the emotional, physical and social wellbeing of INS clients through community participation. Activity buddies are volunteers who support INS clients to participate in activities in the community – from art groups, to Tai Chi to walks in the park.

Are you passionate, enthusiastic, positive, able to motivate, inspire confidence and are willing to commit a couple of hours a week?  If so, Buddy UP Now!

For more information see: Volunteer Activity Buddy Role Description

Fundraising

Like most charities, INS is dependent on fundraising to enable it to continue its work and we need help in all areas – from coffee mornings, to quiz nights, to applications to the Lottery and we welcome people who are able to give some time either to fundraise independently or to join our fundraising team. New ideas are always needed! Learn more

For more information see: Volunteer Fundraising Role Description 

Education

Clients can become involved with our education programme talking to medical students during the regular training sessions that INS delivers to St. George’s University of London. 

Office Support

We are keen to recruit additional, regular support from people with good IT and office skills to help our office administration team.

For more information see: Volunteer Administrator Role Desciption

Information Technology

We need experienced people to help us with a wide range of IT issues, including: desktop publishing; setting up online databases; streamlining systems; creating a picture library; archiving.

Other Areas

If you have a particular skill to offer that is not mentioned here, please get in touch to discuss it.

For more information see: Volunteer Handyperson Role Description

How to Volunteer

To learn more about volunteering opportunities please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Amanda Lyndon-Chappell: alyndon-Chappell@ins.org.uk

If we don’t have any voluntary roles that suit you at the moment, please try the following websites, but do remember to revisit us. 

For volunteering opportunities in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames: 

www.volunteeringrichmond.org.uk

For volunteering opportunities in the London Borough of Hounslow: 

www.volunteeringhounslow.org.uk