17th September 2002
People with multiple sclerosis and those with a good understanding of the condition are being invited to train as home-based Helpline Volunteers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society's freephone Helpline service.
Jim Glennon, the Society's Helpline manager, said: "The Society's Helpline is a source of information and advice for people with MS, their families, friends and carers.
"Calls have increased considerably over recent months and new technology means we can now expand the service by recruiting volunteers to answer diverted calls from their homes.
"We're looking for people who have some experience of working with the public in a helping role and also have basic computer skills.
"Above all they need to be good listeners. They'll be asked to work day or evening shifts and will have ongoing support from qualified trainers and counsellors."
Expert training will be given over the telephone.
Those interested should call the Helpline Manager at the MS Society for an application pack on 020 8438 0815 or apply via the Helpline Recruitment page on the MS Society's website.