Support Visitor Programme
MND Scotland is about to launch a pilot Support Visitor Programme in the Greater Glasgow and Fife areas. Trained volunteers will visit either patients or carers in their own homes and provide a friendly ear and chat.
In order to get this programme off the ground we need volunteers from the Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Fife areas, who can commit to at least one session a month. No experience is required, however, potential volunteers should be good listeners and communicators.
Potential volunteers are required to attend a full two day training programme within Glasgow, although travel expenses will be available.
If a person has had a personal connection to someone with MND, then we would ask that they wait for at least six months to a year post bereavement before applying for this opportunity.
If you are interested in this programme or would like further information please contact Dawn Hamilton on 0141 332 3903 or email her on dawn [dot] hamilton [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk.
Fun Run Volunteers
MND Scotland are hosting a fun run at Strathclyde Park, Motherwell on Saturday 14 May and are looking for volunteers to assist on the day from stewarding the course, handing out goodie bags or manning a stall within the tent. Volunteers are needed from 9.30am – 1.00pm (approximately).
Treasurer for our Edinburgh Branch
This is not an onerous position and generally requires no more than 2 hours input per month including reconciling transactions with the bank statement. There are rarely more than 10 transactions per month and in addition the Branch undertake around 6 -10 can collections per year and 1 or 2 specific fundraising events.
The treasurer is responsible for acknowledging donations and providing the Branch with a written update of the accounts at their bi-monthly meetings. Some ad-hoc work in support of the can collections is required mainly to ensure that the cans are uplifted after the event but Branch Members regularly take on this task as well.
The Branch itself comprises around 10 core members who meet on a bi-annual basis in East Edinburgh – Portobello area.
If you are interested please contact Ann Callaghan on 07792447436
MND Scotland is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees that oversee the running of the organisation. We seek new members to the Board, who have skills in areas such as campaigning; charity governance; fundraising and income generation; IT; legal knowledge; marketing; PR and communications. Our Chief Executive, Craig Stockton will be keen to discuss responsibilities and offer further information if you are interested in becoming a member of our Board of Trustees. Please call 0141 332 3903 or email craig [dot] stockton [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk
We need fundraisers to take part in existing events or to create their own fundraising activities. Our local branches organise various activities such as strawberry teas, fashion shows, can collections at major events or cycle runs around Cumbrae. MND Scotland also organises bigger fundraisers such as the Strathclyde Park and the Holyrood Park fun runs, parachute jumps or challenge events. We occasionally have entries for running marathons. If you wish to organise your own events we can supply a fundraising pack and publicise your activity.