Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Volunteers required for Causeway care services groups

Volunteers required to assist at the Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme service in Coleraine

The Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS) Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) is a 6 week community based post statutory rehabilitation patient education and physical activity support service for people who have had a stroke.  The emphasis is supporting people, through exercise and education, to ensure they are ready to begin to take control of and self manage their own condition.

Where/ When – Coleraine – Tuesdays from 10am – 12noon at Sandel Centre, Knocklyn Road, Coleraine, BT52 1WW

Main Purpose – To assist the co-ordinator with the Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme

Tasks – Setting up of equipment

Assist clients with light exercise, in a motivational role

Help with moving around the room

Assist with activities

Prepare and serve refreshments

What skills and abilities are needed to carry out the role?

Volunteers must have a reasonable level of fitness and mobility to assist the clients with the exercises

Must have the ability to concentrate, take direction and carry out instructions

Have good communication and people skills

Be willing to work as part of a team but also have the ability to work on own initiative

Support, supervision and training – A briefing, support & induction programme will be provided and any identified training in relation to the role facilitated when possible

Expenses – Any agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed on completion of NICHS volunteer expenses forms

What does the role offer volunteers?

  • A challenge in helping make a difference to the lives of those affected by Chest, Heart & Stroke related illnesses
  • Personal reward and recognition
  • Experience of developing or learning new skills in the voluntary and community sector
  • Experience to add to your C.V.

For any further information please contact –  Anne Norrie –  Direct line 028 9026 6707