Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteer newsletter Jan 2017
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We couldn’t function without volunteers and we are always looking for people who want to volunteer and help to provide a better life for individuals and families with MPS and related diseases. Volunteering is not only good for us, it’s good for you too. Volunteering is fun, rewarding, a way to develop new skills and it’s also good for your community. What’s not to love?

Have you ever thought about becoming a childcare volunteer?

Volunteering is fun and rewarding. It could also help you learn new skills and gain valuable work experience. The MPS Society relies on volunteers for our events and conferences to assist in the care needed for children and vulnerable adults affected by MPS and Related Diseases. New volunteers are supported by an experienced volunteer.

Our events and conferences are always very successful and great fun, as well as being hard work! Many of our previous volunteers come back each year as they find it to be such a worthwhile experience.

All of our volunteers undertake training in moving and handling and are fully briefed prior to the event and receive a care plan for the child or vulnerable adults in their care. Volunteers should be 18 years or over, reside within the UK and will need to provide two references and undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The MPS Society makes the arrangements for volunteers accommodation and meals during their time as a volunteer. Volunteers are able to claim reimbursement of UK travel expenses from the MPS Society.

5 other ways you can get involved with the MPS Society

1. Join us in packing our quarterly magazine throughout the year
2. Write us a blog or a news article so we can share it and inspire others
3. Promote MPS awareness on your social media networks and make sure people hear about us
4. Volunteer to arrange a fundraising event and raise money for MPS
5. Contact the schools in your area to get them involved in a Wear it Blue day on MPS Awareness Day every 15 May

Or request a call back to discuss how to volunteer with your particular skill set. We want to hear your ideas.

Further information

Please download our volunteer newsletter or contact us if you would like more information on becoming a volunteer.

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