Area Co-ordinators wanted to start new support groups

Area Co-ordinators wanted to start new support groups

Postby megalyman » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:22 pm

We are looking for motivated people, who would like to make a difference to the lives of pituitary patients by running a Local Support Group (April 2012)
Title: Area Co-ordinator
Duties: This voluntary position involves organising meetings (formal or informal) and welcoming local patients with their families/carers to attend. You would be the co-ordinator for the local group and the main contact between the group and the Pituitary Foundation. This is an excellent opportunity to support others who have pituitary conditions in your local area; we currently have about 30 successful groups around the UK.
Responsibilities:• Arrange meetings (venue and refreshments). Meetings vary- some groups meet to listen to speakers, some have more informal meet ups to share their personal experiences and support each other
• Advertising locally about the meetings. Contacting speakers if appropriate
• Establishing/maintaining links with the local endocrine clinic and new patients
• Encouraging fundraising to cover the costs of running the group (i.e., raffles, quizzes, etc.)
Optional activities of groups include: Local fundraising activities to raise further funds for the group and the wider work of The Pituitary Foundation, organising local awareness activities and contact with the media. Many support groups also have their own newsletter.
Note: you can create a meeting and activities schedule based on the time you have to commit to the role and some LSG’s meet less regularly than others " however, this role still requires responsibility and your group will be part of the wider national organisation.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Understand the mission, goals and services of The Pituitary Foundation (General knowledge about pituitary conditions)
• Approachable and get on well with people; a desire to support pituitary patients
• Understanding the policies and procedures of volunteering for The Foundation and running a LSG
• Organised and good communication skills
• We must ask that you have access to the internet and be IT literate to fulfil this role
Benefits:
• Free membership subscription to the Foundation
• Ongoing support for you from the Foundation and you will be supplied with information/handbooks.
• Benefiting from our ongoing volunteer training - as funding allows.
• You will receive volunteer e bulletins and Volunteer News
• Great satisfaction that you are helping others

We are currently recruiting ACs in: Manchester, Cambridge, Northern Ireland and Exeter (But new groups need to be started in other areas too, so do get in touch for more information on this)
For more information or if you have any questions, without obligation, please contact Rosa Watkin on 0117 370 1316 or email rosa@pituitary.org.uk
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