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Volunteering at Sussex MS Centre

Sussex MS Centre would not be able to open its doors five days a week (plus some evenings and weekends) without the help of our amazing volunteers!

In 2013 the centre was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service which is the equivalent of a MBE for volunteer groups.

We work hard to make sure that the MS Centre is a positive and supportive organisation to volunteer with. Volunteering with us is a great way to meet new people; boost your skills; gain new experiences and most importantly it’s a way help the centre and its members.

Volunteering is open to everyone of all abilities; we can shape your volunteer role to suit you and your needs.

We have plenty of people who are members of the centre who volunteer and sometimes their friends, family or carers choose to volunteer as well.

We work with organisations like Adur Voluntary Action and Community Works with whom we advertise volunteer opportunities and we often put posters up at the centre, when we are looking for new people to come and help us.

Here are a few of the volunteer roles which we always need people to help us with at the centre:

  • Reception
  • Oxygen Chamber Operators
  • Social events helpers
  • Office admin volunteers
  • Fundraising event volunteers
  • Collecting boxes distributors and collectors
  • Supermarket Collection volunteers
  • Gym and class assistants
  • DIY & Decorating volunteers
  • Gardening volunteers

As well as specific roles like those above there are also people who volunteer by way of suggesting an event they’d like to put on to help raise funds.  This could be things like running a bric-a brac/jumble sale, plant sale, cake sale or putting on some kind of other event.

Things like this are wonderful for engaging other volunteers, having fun and raising money to support the centre. We ask that you are confident you have the skills, time and energy to lead on any idea such as this as we do not necessarily have the capacity to help a lot. We will of course assist and advise you on any planning.

We ask all new volunteers to come and meet us, to discuss the possible volunteering roles at the centre. We ask that volunteers fill our application form (assistance will be given if needed) and we ask for volunteers to provide two references.

If you would like to know more about volunteering for the Centre pop into the centre to speak to EJ or Ali or call us on 01273 594484 to have a chat.

For other more specific current volunteering opportunities please look at our volunteer opportunities section

Volunteers' Feedback

Before the Volunteers' Party 2019 we asked members and friends at the Centre to write comments about volunteers, either generic or about a specific volunteer.

Thank you for all you do to make this such a wonderful and lovely place to be!

Thanks to all of our operators. Without you the Centre could not run.

God bless you each and everyone for the time you give and the work that you do. Thanks!

DI CHURCHILL GOES THE EXTRA MILE!! VERY SPECIAL!

Thanks to ALL our wonderful volunteers who do so much to help us- whatever you do THANKS!

A big cheer for all the brilliant volunteers who keep this wonderful place supported so well!

The volunteers are brilliant and so kind and helpful to provide support for all the services the Centre delivers.  A very dedicated team! Thank you.

There’s a special place in heaven for lovely people like YOU! Thank you so much!

Wonderful place! Wonderful people! A real life line to those in need. Thank you.

To Jean, Thankyou so much for making me a black tea every Tuesday after my keep fit class, it is perfect timing! After exercising I am feeling so fatigued so I definitely need that cup of tea! I am sure that your help is the reason why so many of us stay to chat after the class. THANK YOU’

Alison C

FANTASTIC!

Always welcoming with a ‘Hello’ and great with a coffee. 🙂 Thank you ALL!

NIKKI- You are an inspiration to us all… (but try get some sleep occasionally!)’

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At the Volunteers' party 2019 we asked the volunteers to write a sentence about WHY they Volunteer for us.

Better than watching TV

Domm

The MS Centre is our family, we even had our Wedding Reception here.

Nikki & Dom

The Centre is a place where I feel I can say anything and not be judged. So I give all I can.

I really enjoy the time I spend helping Lynne with the keep fit classes, as it enables me to pass on my knowledge of exercise and posture technique.

Not institutional.

To promote the value of Oxygen Therapy which I have used weekly with benefit for 35 years.

Christopher Fox-Walker

I get so much from the Centre, I feel its only fair to give back.

I get a buzz from helping other people.

I look forward to being part of such a fantastic place, with all the wonderful.

It gives us a chance to give a little back for the lovely place MS Centre Southwick.

I like the people who come here. And I get free beer on occasions!

Dip in & Dip out.

I want the MS Centre to carry on for many years!

Self-Worth.

Give something back.

Friendship.

Meet new people.

Social.

Keep my brain working!

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