Latest News

A #VolunteerRecognitionDay thank you, and your invitation to Team HMSA

Posted By FLICK MCLUCKIE, April 20, 2018
4 people's silhouettes form a word cloud

Word cloud, qualities of Team HMSA

For twenty-five years the HMSA has been supporting people with hypermobility syndromes and while many may not realise it, every single person who has contacted us via our helpline, website, social media channels, bought something from our shop, been to one of our events or read our literature has been interacting with one or more of our dedicated volunteers.

Every Group Leader, everyone on our Helpline, Membership, Information Standard, Content, Social Media, Fundraising and Campaign Teams is a volunteer spending between two and twenty hours a week working to help people with hypermobility syndromes and the professionals treating, educating or caring for them. Most of #TeamHMSA have (or know somebody who has) one of the many conditions in which hypermobility can be a factor and genuinely ‘get it’.

We simply couldn’t function without their efforts and on #VolunteerRecognitionDay we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to every last one of them and ask those who’ve benefited from our work to consider joining #TeamHMSA. We don’t have an office to fill with lovely treats by way of acknowledgement, but we do offer training, support and an environment in which it is fully understood that wellness comes first, everyone helps each other with pacing and saying no is actively encouraged.

The roles in which people can volunteer are widely varied, we can almost always find something that suits the individual’s skills. Most have picked up new skills, or developed existing ones. Some have even discovered a new talent or career through their involvement with us. Want in? Drop an e-mail to and let her know you’re interested – or have a chat with one of the team. We don’t bite, unless you’re made of cake…

The information provided by the HMSA should not take the place of advice and guidance from your own health-care providers. Material in this site is provided for educational and informational purposes only. Be sure to check with your doctor before making any changes in your treatment plan. Articles were last reviewed by our Medical Advisors as being correct and up to date on 5th June 2004.

Please be aware that information posted on the discussion boards is the opinion of the authors and has not necessarily been approved or endorsed by the medical advisors.