Volunteer workers are the backbone of our member stoma associations. Volunteer tasks may include working within an association’s operational environment to assist with roles such as stock receipt and dispatch, administration and customer service /reception or acting in a governance capacity through an association executive committee role. While the majority of volunteers working within the association environment either have a stoma themselves or have a close family member who is living with a stoma, our associations welcome voluntary enquiries from any interested person.
The benefits of being a volunteer are known to include:
- The opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge
- Gaining a sense of achievement and fulfilment
- Personal development and enhancement of self esteem
- Improved physical and mental health
- The opportunity to connect to and better understand one’s own community
- The opportunity to meet new like-minded people and to make new friends.
If you an interested in becoming a volunteer for one of our member ostomy associations, please contact the association directly for more information.