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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Triangle – Stroke Project. The Project is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to keep up its great work and we are always pleased to hear from people who have time, energy and commitment.

TRIANGLE – The Stroke Project

The Stroke Project is part of Triangle since 2001 and provides community based support and prevention services to people affected or at high risk of stroke. We also run our Public Health Project which aims at supporting men, minority communities and targeted groups of City workers to reduce their risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease through our NHS Health Checks and Health MOTs (blood pressure checks and BMI).

Volunteers are a valuable resource in the Project as they enhance the work of staff and the quality of the service we offer to our stroke survivors, carers and people in the community.

Benefits of Volunteering

In today’s busy society, it is hard to think about finding time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family and the community.

There are many reasons that people give for volunteering.

  • gaining new or developing existing skills, knowledge and experience
  • improving employment prospects
  • using your professional skills and knowledge to benefit others
  • meeting new people, making friends and socialise more
  • helping other less unfortunate and without a voice
  • feeling part of a team
  • building up trust, self confidence and self-esteem
  • a desire to make a difference to the lives of others.

 

 

Health Promotion Volunteer

Description

Health Promotion Volunteers support our Community Health Advisors in carrying out NHS Health Checks in the community, targeting groups considered at high risk of suffering stroke or heart attack.

As a volunteer you will be asked to:

  • engage with a range of people in the community (events will be set up across Hackney and City)
  • talk to people about our work and encourage healthy lifestyles;
  • encourage people to undergo a health checks to assess their risk of stroke or heart attack and receive personalised advice on how to reduce their risk;
  • take some basic measures, such as blood pressure, height, weight and BMI;
  • support the team to set up stalls and equipment;
  • help the team with data entry and follow-up calls.

Volunteers need enthusiasm and commitment. We have events every day of the week. Training will be provided.

Skills and Qualification

We welcome people with a genuine interest in health and health promotion. As this role involves going out in the community with our Health Advisors addressing a range of people, we are looking for volunteers with good communication skills and who feel confident approaching people and talking to them about our work and the health checks. Knowledge of a community language is desirable.

 

Contact Details

For more information regarding our volunteering service and/or volunteering roles, please do not hesitate to contact us on the following details:

Joana Santos
Manager; The Stroke Project
Triangle Community Services
48-50 Well Street
London
E9 7PX

Tel.0207 017 2813
Fax. 0207 017 2837/8

Email: strokeproject@triangle.care
Web: www.triangle.care