Durham City

Do you enjoy listening to and helping people? Are you looking for a volunteering role where you can do just that, which fits in around your family, studies or other commitments? By becoming a Link Volunteer and donating your time, energy and skills, you can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by PSP & CBD.

Why we need you
Living with a diagnosis of PSP or CBD is life changing and at times families may need support to help them through difficult times. It can put a strain on personal relationships, as well as people’s mental health. Having someone to talk to regularly about their worries really can make a difference.

Why not be that person, by providing information, practical and emotional support to people living with PSP & CBD and their families in your local community.


What’s involved?
• Offer emotional support to people affected by PSP & CBD
• Explain the range of support and services that PSPA can offer
• Enable people to identify problems as they arise and explore how these might be managed, outlining the sort of options available and how to access them
• Keep timely, accurate and relevant records in accordance with PSPA’s guidelines
• Attend regular training and development events

Skills & Qualities

What skills do I need?
• Empathetic and supportive
• Effective communicator
• Able to develop and maintain supportive relationships
• Reliable
• Understanding of dealing with sensitive and confidential information
• Excellent listening skills
• Be computer literate and have basic admin skills
• Able to travel within your local area
• Teamwork

When & Where?

To be arranged once matched with an individual.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Training and Support
We offer a comprehensive learning package that can be completed in your own time and covers all aspects of the role.

Where possible, a visit to our offices in Milton Keynes as a final training day completes the process. This will also be an opportunity for you to meet and get to know members of staff and increase your own knowledge and understanding of PSP & CBD and the wider work of PSPA.

Ongoing staff support will also be provided.

Volunteer Benefits

Rewards of becoming a PSPA Link Volunteer
• Personal development
• Meet new people
• Be valued as part of a team
• Use and develop existing skills as well as learn new ones
• Make a difference to people living with PSP & CBD and their families
Expenses covered.

Other Information

For more information or if you have any questions regarding this role, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01327368597 or

We would love to hear from you!

Hours: 2 per week approx Type: Crisis Support, Hospices, Health & Social Care

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