LOCAL CONTACT VOLUNTEER – FOR THOSE FACING THE CHALLENGES OF CHILDLESSNESS

Fertility Network UK

Name: LOCAL CONTACT VOLUNTEER – FOR THOSE FACING THE CHALLENGES OF CHILDLESSNESS
Organisation: Fertility Network UK
Location: C/o Spark, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8WA
Type: Part Time
2-4 hours per month

Description

Do you have experience of fertility issues? Particularly with involuntary childlessness? Fertility Network UK are looking for Local Contact volunteers in Somerset.
As a Local Contact volunteer you will coordinate and run a social group in the local area for people experiencing the challenges of childlessness. You will take care of all aspects of the group including:
Act as main contact for the group
Organise and maintain an email circulation list of people within the group
Organise social activities or informal gatherings
Offer peer to peer support and friendship
Promote the group in the local area
Liaise with the Volunteer Coordinator who will connect you to people looking for support
Adhere to Fertility Network UK policies and procedures
Fertility Network UK provides advice, information and support for anyone affected by fertility issues. We work to raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout the UK.
Please note: This opportunity involves peer support therefore restricted to those with knowledge and experience of fertility issues – particularly with involuntary childlessness.

Training and ongoing support provided. Males and females welcome to apply.

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Organisation Description

Fertility Network UK provides free advice, support, information and understanding for anyone affected by fertility issues. We also work to raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and to campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout the UK.


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Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Health & Hospices
  • Women

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Campaigning and Lobbying
  • Fundraising
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Skills and Qualifications required:

Good communication and leadership skills, reliability and trustworthiness, knowledge of fertility issues (essential) – particularly involuntary childlessness, motivated with IT and administrative skills, public speaking


Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Paid if needed.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Home based
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion