Information Volunteer

Summary of this role:

To provide support to the information services of the Encephalitis Society.

Description of tasks:

  • You will build knowledge of and keep up to date with the Society’s history, activities and services.
  • You will build knowledge of the information services that the Society provides.
  • You will review booklets, factsheets and any other information resources produced by the Society when required.
  • To possibly help organise/take part in focus groups regarding our information resources.
  • To complete any necessary training to help support you in your role.
  • You will feedback and report details of your 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.

Estimated total hours: Flexible, depending on individual commitments and the Society’s agenda, an estimate of four hours a month would be ideal but even if you can only give one hour a month we would still love to hear from you!

Place of volunteering: Home-based/online, with the possibility of attending meetings or focus groups in public locations.

Qualities/skills sought:

  • A good understanding of encephalitis and its implications.
  • The willingness to read, review and feedback on different info resources.
  • Be able to provide constructive feedback.
  • Access to the internet and a computer, tablet or mobile telephone.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Great communication skills.
  • A willingness to develop through training.

Benefits to the volunteer:

  • Be part of a passionate and caring team who want to make a difference.
  • Personal development.
  • Recognition of your contributions to the Society.
  • Reasonable expenses paid.
  • Increased likelihood of gaining paid work from voluntary experience.
  • Regular support and any appropriate training from the Encephalitis Society.
  • Possibility to make a difference in somebody’s life.

For further information or to request an application form please contact Laura Bowditch, Volunteer Manager by email in the first instance: [email protected]. If this isn't convenient please call Laura on +44 (0)1653 609905 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm UK time), or write to: 32 Castlegate, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7DT, England.