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Meet our community volunteers!

Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,682 Disability Gamechanger
edited March 2020 in Community updates
Today is International Volunteer Day and we wanted to take this time to celebrate our wonderful online community volunteers who make this place such a fantastic and supportive place!

We have three different types of volunteers on the community, so let me explain a little more.

Community Champions

Our community champions are the friendly and helpful face of the community, they welcome new members and offer support and informations on posts.  They also help us as a community team to keep the community a safe space. We would be lost without them and can't thank them enough for their time and care.

Our team of community champions are:

We are always looking for new community champions and so if you are interested in finding out more, email us on [email protected]

Community Advisors

Our community advisors are either volunteers or staff members who concentrate on their own area of expertise to offer support and guidance.  

Our brilliant @Richard_Scope heads up the CP advisor category
@Jack_W looks after the Autism and Aspergers category
Scope staff members @Andy_Assistive and @Ryan_Assistive are our assistive technology specialists.
@ClaireSaul is our Chronic Pain Advisor
@KirstenNutritionAdvisor heads up Diet and Nutrition
@simonsablespecialises in questions such as Direct Payments and managing the employment of Personal Assistants, Communication Aids, Eye Gaze Technology and transition from school to college and you can find his category here.
Our Scope Support to Work team @mwila_scope @Donisha_scope @Zaid_Scope @Sara_Scope @pia_scope and @Ren_Scope look after our Ask an Employment Advisor category.
@Jean_OT is our Occupational Therapy advisor.
@KellyParentAdvisor looks after the Parenting category.
@NicolaLatheySLT is our speech and language advisor
@Bryher from SilverLine answers questions around older people.
And last but not least, the wonderful @PSHEexpert Gill is our sex and relationships expert.

Is there an area that we don't cover that you wish we did? Do you have experience and expertise in a certain area and you would like to get involved? Get in touch on [email protected]

Guest Posters

Here on the community, we feature two guest posts a week and all of these come from people who volunteer their stories to us in the hope of raising awareness, breaking taboos, getting people talking and offering support.  

We work really hard to gather these stories from all over the UK as we know how important these real life personal experiences are.  We are so greateful to everyone who works with us to produce these guest posts. It's no mean feat to create over 100 guest posts a year but we love it as we get to speak to so many interesting people and we know just how much our guest posts help our members so a HUGE thank you to all the bloggers, disabled people, parents, carers, community groups and anyone else who has allowed us the honour of sharing their story on the community.

If you would like to write a guest post for us, then get in touch for more information and to have a chat on [email protected]

Thank you so much to all the people who volunteer their time, expertise, support and stories to us on the online community.  You make this a better place and we are so grateful! 

The community team,
@Deb_Scope @Sam_Scope @Adrian_Scope

Senior online community officer



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