Summary of this role

To provide support to Information Service of The Encephalitis Society.

Description of tasks

  • To complete the training programme delivered by The Encephalitis Society
  • To have knowledge of the information resources of The Society
  • To be part of the User Review Group and review information produced by The Society
  • To source appropriate information resources produced by other organisations/individuals with similar interests
  • To review books, booklets and any other information resources produced by other organisations
  • To help organise/take part in focus groups regarding our information resources
  • To feedback and report details of their activities to The Encephalitis Society on a regular basis

Please note that the Information Volunteer role does not allow you to give medical or other specialist information or counselling. Dealing with press, media and PR is not included in this role also.

Length of commitment: To be assessed on yearly basis.

Estimated total hours: Flexible, depending on individual commitments and Society’s agenda, but an estimate of five hours a month are expected.

Project overall responsibility: Director of Operations

Day-to-day management: Information Coordinator

Place of volunteering: Home based; occasionally attending various meetings and events in public locations.

Qualities/skills sought:

  • Willingness to read different types of information resources
  • Willingness to provide constructive feedback
  • Good computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A good understanding of encephalitis and its implications
  • Willingness to develop through training

Benefits to the volunteer:

  • Personal development
  • Recognition of their contribution to The Society
  • Reasonable expenses paid
  • Increased likelihood of gaining paid work from voluntary experience
  • Regular training, updates and supervision from The Encephalitis Society
  • Feel that you are part of a team
  • Possibility to make a difference in somebody’s life


     For further information or to request an application form please contact: Laura Bowditch

     Volunteer Coordinator

     Tel: +44(0) 1653 692583

     Email: [email protected]