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Primary & Secondary Lymphoedema Online & in the Community

Community Ambassadors

L-W-O Volunteers Role Description-Community Ambassador

 

Why do we need your help?

 

L-W-O (lymph-what-oedema) provides non-medical support.  We need help to raise awareness and bring those living with lymphoedema together.  The fundraising we do helps us to provide support and practical information to help our members self-manage their condition.   The information is written by myself to provide tips and advice in and easy to read format.

Our aim is to be;

  • Caring
  • Informative
  • Positive
  • Informative

L-W-O has its own website:  www.lymph-what-oedema.com, community page and a closed online support group www.facebook.com/groups/lymphwhatoedema we have a strong social media presence of Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest and You Tube.  Our message is:

Lymphoedema exists, we exist

Our Community Ambassadors will be vital in representing L-W-O at local events and functions, speaking about our work and the importance of the funds our supporters raise.

What will I be doing?

 

This is a varied role and you could do one, or all of the following activities:

  • Raise awareness of L-W-O and our work through talking to family and friends on social media.
  • Attending cheque presentations on behalf of L-W-O to thank and say a few words about how the money raised will help make a difference.
  • Deliver talks to local community groups and other interested organisations, about the work of L-W-O and the ways in which they could help us achieve our goals.
  • Organize local collections at garden centres, pubs, supermarkets or other suitable venues.
  • Look after our information and fundraising stands at local events.
  • Recruiting supporters and volunteers for L-W-O.

 

What skills/experience do I need?

 

  • Confident public speaker with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Reliable and professional
  • A personal and friendly manner
  • Flexibility to be called on when needed
  • An honest and trustworthy nature
  • An ability to use your own initiative and to work unsupervised
  • Social media skills or the willingness to learn social media skills

How much of my time would you like?

 

This is a flexible role and the times may vary but we would like you to be active for about four hours a month.

 

How will I be trained and supported?

 

  • You will receive a full induction to L-W-O either via social media or in person.
  • You will have a member of the L-W-O team as a named contact who will support you and answer any queries you have.
  • You will be given any equipment you might need and the information necessary to carry out your role.

 

What can I gain from volunteering with you?

 

  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to the lives of those living with Lymphoedema.
  • Utilizing your existing skills as well as developing and learning new ones.
  • L-W-O will act as a referee for you after successful completion of your role.
  • Reimbursement for any expenses incurred (with prior agreement).

 

Where will I be based?

 

The role will be based in your local area, with the option to attend events further afield should you wish to.

 

Will I need references?

 

  • L-W-O will require two references
  • L-W-O will ask all Ambassadors and Volunteers to sign a confidentiality agreement
  • DBS checks will be required if you are volunteering to work with children, vulnerable young people

 

How do I apply?

 

Contact Gaynor Leech by email; lymphwhatoedema@gmail.com

Produced by Gaynor Leech December 2016

Page last updated 08/07/2017

Planned review May 2018