Volunteers receiving the Queens award for volunteer services.

Volunteers receiving the Queens award for volunteer services.

The 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 Services 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 to 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 also have people who live close by in the surrounding community come and join us in volunteer roles.

We work with organisations like Adur Voluntary Action, with whom we advertise volunteer opportunities at the Centre, 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 Treatment Chamber Operator
  • Kitchen café assistants
  • 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

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

If you would like to know more about volunteering, pop into the Centre to speak to us, or call us on 01273 594484 to have a chat. Alternatively you can complete this application form and either post it direct to the Centre or email us at info@mssussex.com