|Organisation:||National Osteoporosis Society|
|Location:||National Osteoporosis Society, , Plymouth, PL1 2AD|
Commitments are flexible and organised for a team who share responsibility. They include: attendance at committee/team meetings four times per year - prior to group meetings - 2hrs; attendance/organisation of support group meetings four times per year - afternoon session normally 2pm- 4pm; a rota to attend/support newly diagnosed sessions held in Plymouth run by Derriford Hospital - twice a year; an opportunity to attend volunteer network meetings for the South West once a year.
The National Osteoporosis Society has a network of Support Groups throughout the UK.
We currently need more team members to join the group in Plymouth in order to continue holding four meetings per year to support those affected by osteoporosis and support the patient education sessions run by the Derriford Hospital twice a year which are aided by the National Osteoporosis Society.
If you would like to be part of a friendly team who are supported by the charity development manager and help people locally then please contact us to discuss this opportunity further.
Who we are:
At the National Osteoporosis Society, we understand that fractures can have shocking effects on day-to-day life. We are committed to helping people with osteoporosis live the lives they want to lead and we work every day to prevent future fractures.
As the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis we are here for anyone affected by the condition, providing help and support for people with osteoporosis now.
Aim 1: Every person aged over 50 who breaks a bone is assessed for osteoporosis and managed appropriately.
Aim 2: People with osteoporosis are empowered to make choices and manage their condition in ways that best meet their own needs.
• No specific skills are required, just a keen interest in helping others.
• Access to PC/internet/email is an advantage as are administration skills.
• The Support Group is run by a team of volunteers who are initially looking for a new team lead/Chair, however, willing team members to support the vital work they do in Plymouth are always welcome.
• You must be willing to abide by the policies of the National Osteoporosis Society.
• At all times you will be fully supported by the National Osteoporosis Society, Development Manager.
• Information and support.
• Being part of the community, helping others locally.
• Knowledge of and supporting key contacts locally i.e. health professionals, other organisations.
• Ongoing support, information, training and contact from the National Osteoporosis Society.
• Opportunity to attend meetings and events organised by the charity.
Application form, Informal discussion, References