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Student Meningitis Awareness Ambassadors

Health and wellbeing

Student Meningitis Awareness Ambassadors

ACT for Meningitis

National

At a Glance

  • Start Date:30/01/2023
  • End Date:31/03/2023
  • Closing date:12/03/2023
  • Post Updated:11/01/2023
  • Min Hours:10
  • Role Type:Other

Requirements:Outgoing, Enthusiastic

Description

ACT for Meningitis was set up in 2011 by Siobhan and Noel Carroll following the tragic loss of their daughter Aoibhe, aged just 4, to Meningitis.. Wherever you are in the country, if you have been affected by meningitis either through bereavement or living with the severe after affects of the disease, they will provide free support services and therapies tailored to your needs, within your own community and without a waiting list.  They also run various National Annual Awareness Campaigns in creches, schools, colleges, clubs and workplaces, and provide free Meningitis Training Programmes to pharmacies and medical professionals.  

ACT for Meningitis aim to raise awareness, to promote education and to provide support to those affected by meningitis in Ireland completely free of charge. Students are the second highest at risk age group (15-24year olds) to contract meningitis so we want to help promote student awareness amongst their peers. We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to represent ACT for meningitis and provide information pop-ups during their term, thus arming themselves and fellow students with life saving meningitis information.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

ACT for Meningitis are hoping to find a team of volunteers to brainstorm with our Awareness coordinator and organise pop-up awareness stands and information distribution on campus during the coming months. Our hope is to have a mini meningitis pop up or event once a month. These pop ups can be as long or short as the students desire. Our overall aim is to raise awareness on campus and provide as many students and staff as possible with free meningitis awareness information as students aged 15-24 are the second highest at risk age group to contract the disease. Anyone of any age can contract meningitis which can lead to severe side effects or sadly even death. Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis can save lives.

Skills required for this role:

No skills are required for this role, our awareness coordinator will be at hand to help our volunteers every step of the way!

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Sarah Lynch

Address: ACT for Meningitis, 7B Royal rock, Ballybane industrial estate, Galway

Website: www.actformeningitis.ie

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