Volunteer

Volunteers are a vital part of the Wellington Region ME/CFS Support Group Inc.  We wouldn’t be able to inform, advocate for and support those affected by ME/CFS  without volunteers like you.

Why should I Volunteer?

People volunteer for different reasons but they always bring their valuable skills, experiences and energy to the roles they seek. Because so many of our members are impacted by reduced energy and cognitive disturbances, we need volunteers like yourself on our decision making committees, helping to fundraise on awareness days and making sure our grassroots campaigns succeed in bringing awareness of ME/CFS to the wider community. 

Ways to Volunteer

There are so many ways to help our organisation. We aim to match your skills, availability and experiences with the positions available but we welcome all volunteer offers. 

Advocacy

  •  Talk about ME/CFS with your family and friends
  • Volunteer to help raise awareness on International Awareness Days like May 12th
  • Drop off brochures and newsletters to your own or a local medical practice

Committee Members

  • serve as a committee member or take on a leadership role
  • oversee budgets
  • help us with funding applications

Printing

We publish newsletters throughout the year and are always looking for:

  • sponsorship to cover our costs
  • help folding newsletters and stuff envelopes
  • posting out newsletters to our membership and the wider medical community

Transportation

We alternate meeting venues between Anvil House in Central Wellington and the Johnsonville Community Centre in Johnsonville. Transportation can be a big hurdle for our membership so volunteer drivers are greatly welcomed.

Fundraising

  • help organise or participate at one of our fundraising events
  • raise money by organising your own event
  • go BLUE for ME/CFS

Find out if your local school or university is ME Aware

Young people are affected by ME/CFS just like adults, but often without the knowledge or awareness to help them get diagnosis and support while studying.  Dropping off brochures and newsletters is a great way to start the conversation about ME/CFS.

Translate a brochure into another language

Are you fluent in Maori, Samoan, French, Hindi, Yue or Northern Chinese and skilled in translating document. You could help us by translating a brochure, newsletter or section on our website into another language.

Facebook

Put up occasional posts of interest or tweet some words of support.

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