When We Need You
From 07/08/2009 onwards
Volunteer speakers are of huge importance to the Leprosy Mission Scotland, speaking at a wide variety of groups such as schools, youth groups, Rotary, churches or retirement groups. Helping to raise awareness of the reality of leprosy is a very important task, and you would be central to increasing our supporter base and raising funds. Leprosy is curable and our target is to bring about a wolrd without leprosy through effective diagnosis, treatment and support for people and communities affected by leprosy. Meetings will often include a stall with fairly traded goods made by leprosy affected people who have gone through rehabilitation programmes and are now able to support themselves and their families. The Leprosy Mission is a Christian charity and while meetings may be in a Christian or a secular environment, volunteers must be sypathetic to the Leprosy Mission's values and ethos.
About The Leprosy Mission
To minister in the name of Jesus Christ to the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of individuals and communities disadvantaged by Leprosy. Working to uphold human dignity and eradicate Leprosy. Thereby raising resourses, finance, people and prayer.
Skills & Experience
Enjoys public speaking, friendly and approachable, good communication and interpersonal skiils, flexible and responsive to an audience, responsible and trustworthy, good numeracy skiils. Own transport required, also ability to carry equipment.
Throughout Scotland - you can chose which area you would be available to take meetings in. Own transport required, travel expenses provided.
Not suitable for those with higher support need and those only availble for the summer months
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Induction training in the form of a training day will allow you to become familiar with the organisation and with the materials and PowerPoint presentations used and your role, followed by shadowind opportunities.
Advocacy / Human Rights
Overseas aid / developing world
Volunteers complete an expenses form after the event for the payment of agreed expenses (usually mileage allowance - sum currently under review). A cheque will be produced and sent to the volunteer.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Flexible, ideally around once a month (usually not in summer). Volunteer expected to commit to a minimum of 3 moths with the organisation after completion of training. Minimum 3 months commitment.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Nairn Community & Arts Centre
Contact: Highland Third Sector Partnership
Tel: 01667 455234