Volunteer with M.E. Support    Meet the Volunteers

  
 

Thank you for considering volunteering with M.E. Support. I would not be able to run this website without the assistance of my wonderful volunteers. It can be hugely rewarding and your skills will mean that you can make a real difference to the M.E. community.

Here you will find information on how to become an M.E. Support volunteer and what you can do to help. You can also get to know the volunteers and learn about the importance of helping those affected by M.E.

 

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
Helen Keller

 
 

 
Volunteer with M.E. Support

 

M.E. Support currently has the following volunteer opportunities available. These jobs can be done from home using a personal computer with an internet connection. As an M.E. sufferer I understand limitations, but any help you can provide will truly count. Please Contact Me if you would like to volunteer in any of these areas:

 

  • Public Relations Officer

    Do you have experience in PR? I am looking for someone to help me promote M.E. Support and M.E. Awareness Day.

  • Reviewers

    Do you have an M.E. related blog, vlog, website or group? Would you consider reviewing M.E. Support and promoting this long-established site? In return you will receive a reciprocal link and free Awareness Pack worth £20.00!

  • Video Producer

    Do you have experience in video production? I require a promotional video for M.E. Support. The video would be fully credited and linked to your own website.

  • Writers

    Would you like to write an article for M.E. Support? Personal stories are always welcome and no writing experience is necessary. You can browse contributions from other authors in the Articles Index. Alternatively, if you can help with any of the following subjects, please Contact Me for further details:

    - Gulf War Syndrome
    - Young People With M.E.
 


Meet the Volunteers

 

I am proud to have many enthusiastic volunteers who donate their time in a variety of ways. Whether they can offer a regular commitment, one-off, occasional or annual help, every volunteer has a unique contribution to make. Here key team members introduce themselves, explain why they got involved and how they help:

 

 

 OLIVER ROOKE

IT Technician

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“Hi there, my name is Oliver, and I’ve been volunteering for M.E. Support since 2005. In that time I have managed the migration from the Bigstep site, which M.E. Support was previously hosted on, to its own domain name. I have also installed, upgraded and maintained the Content Management System upon which the M.E. Support website is run. In addition, I have provided Louise with technical assistance on the website as needed. I became ill with M.E. at the age of 19, and I have welcomed the opportunity to use my IT skills to support the website. Please direct all technical enquiries to me at the address above.”


 LORRAINE SARGENT

Administrator

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“Hello. My name is Lorraine and I am Louise’s Mum and Carer. I ran my own business for over thirty years and now use these skills at M.E. Support. There is a lot involved with running M.E. Support and Louise often struggles to keep on top of the work. I am extremely proud of my daughter’s achievements and enjoy working alongside her. Please take a moment to read my article One Mother’s Story and feel free to contact me anytime.”


  ROCHELLE HANSLOW

 Ambassador

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 "Hello. I'm Rochelle and I was finally diagnosed with M.E. and Fibromyalgia in February 2013, after years of back and forth with doctors. I'm a wife, dog owner, full time 'Spoonie', and the mother of two gorgeous boys. I found M.E. Support whilst looking for information when I was diagnosed and found it all really helpful. Louise is so friendly and always kept in touch. Louise and the team have done amazing work to raise awareness of M.E. and I am keen to support M.E. Support in any way I can. I want to make the most of the time I have, thanks to these illnesses, and thought what better way than to raise awareness and give a real voice to this illness. That's one of the many things I think M.E. Support does; it gives a real representation of this illness, and I am happy to be on board. You can read more about my experience and campaigning in You Are Not Your Illness. Please direct all promotional enquiries to me at the address above.


   DANIEL HANSLOW

Graphic Designer

Habberley Technical

 “Hi, I am Dan. I am a Graphic Designer and trained IT Technician. I am a husband and we have two amazing boys. I am a big petrol head but also enjoy casual gaming and photography. My wife Rochelle was diagnosed with M.E. and Fibromyalgia in 2013 and has subsequently become the Ambassador for M.E. Support. We have both found M.E. Support and the team behind it to be of great help throughout diagnosis and it’s been a great help to have people to help point us in the right directions. I am glad to be able to offer my expertise to Louise and the team at M.E. Support and am happy to be a part of the team.


  ANDREW BUGGEY

Freelance Proofreader

ACB Proofreading  

"I set up my freelance proofreading business, ACB Proofreading, in 2011 after I retired from the Metropolitan Police Service. I have trained with the Publishing Training Centre and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, and now proofread a variety of publications, both printed and electronic, for businesses and individuals.
My wife has had M.E. since she was a teenager. After spending so many years working shifts or being tied to strict duty rosters, and struggling to balance the demands of my job with the need to support my wife, I now have the flexibility to fit my work around my wife’s needs and give her the support she requires.
When I saw the request for a volunteer proofreader, I saw an ideal opportunity to use my professional skills to help Louise and the work she does through M.E. Support for all those who suffer from M.E., who care for people with M.E., or who just want to learn more about the illness.


  MELANIE JANE EDGAR

Newsletter Editor

Melanie wrote Learning to Live with M.E. in January 2015. She will launching Newsletter for M.E. Support later this year.


KELLY LEDDER

Facebook Moderator

Private Message Kelly

"Hello, I am Kelly and I developed M.E. after suffering from the Epstein Barr Virus in 2005. I found M.E. Support when I was trying to learn more about my condition, after not receiving much support from my G.P. In those 10 years, I have gone from spending days on the sofa drifting in and out of sleep, to leading a more active life. I have a young son and another baby on the way. I am a Social Media Account Manager and wanted to volunteer my services to help others, and to provide factual information for those who are as confused as I was, and to offer Louise my support."


LAURA MCGREGOR

Facebook Moderator

Private Message Laura

"Hello, My name is Laura. I'm 28 years old and also a mum to a daughter who is 8. I was diagnosed with M.E. in 2012. I chose to become part of M.E. Support so that I could help and advise people in the same situation as me. I feel like I have gained knowledge and experience over the last 5 years of battling M.E. and other illnesses. I want to be able to help and advise people who might be where I was back then and requiring some support."


 

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31 Oct 2018
Suicide: Are you okay?
26 Oct 2018
Forward-ME Meetings
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New Article Published
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13 Aug 2018
M.E. Organisations
10 Jul 2018
Latest Metabolites Research
23 Jun 2018
Westminster Hall Debate
18 May 2018
Merryn Crofts Inquest Ruling
15 May 2018
Article by Hannah O'Brien
12 May 2018
M.E. Support Competition