Spina bifida literally means ‘split spine’. It occurs when a baby’s spine doesn’t form properly, leaving a gap in the bones where the spinal cord is left vulnerable. Hydrocephalus (literally ‘water on the brain’) occurs when there’s a build up of fluid between the brain and the skull.
At Shine we:
- raise awareness of the challenges created by the conditions
- offer support and advice over the telephone from a health and welfare perspective
- we run regular support group sessions including Play and Stay events for children affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus
- we deliver training to school teachers
- cover all age groups
We are looking for volunteers who want to meet and work alongside a wide range of people. This is your chance to help people in need and get some great experience for your CV at the same time.
The tasks linked to this volunteering role aren't endless and we can offer flexibility to meet your needs and skills gap, but below is a selection of what you could do:
In return, Shine can provide you with:
Please note that as this is a virtual opportunity, students can carry out the role from their accomodation or within the Union - laptops are available to borrow. Please ask Helen Moore Start for more information.
A DBS is not required for this role.
To find out more about this role, please email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org I will reply to your email/enquiry within 7 working days.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 08-01-2018