Help make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families with diabetes. If you are a healthcare professional, have diabetes or have an interest in diabetes, please apply to join our volunteer team.
Volunteering on our Care Events is hugely rewarding and can give you invaluable experience of diabetes in children and young people. There are a variety of different volunteer roles and events run throughout the year.
The continuing success of the events owes itself to the volunteers who offer their time, effort and expertise to help these children and their families.
We provide you with clear guidelines, training and support. All volunteers are selected on the basis of an application, references and a criminal records check.
It is a humbling experience seeing how children deal with their diabetes, grow in confidence and master new skills. As an adult with Type 1 diabetes, watching a child that has recently been diagnosed take charge and deal with it is fantastic! I feel very privileged to have been a part of the process. – Children’s Helper
Volunteering on the Care Events is great fun, a superb learning experience and a great opportunity to spend time with like-minded individuals. Every year there is something new to learn, and it has even helped me in obtaining my post as a consultant Diabetologist. – Diabetes Consultant
How to start volunteering
To apply to volunteer, simply download the volunteer application form (Word, 127KB), complete and return to: Care Events Team, Diabetes UK, 10 Parkway, London, NW1 7AA or email email@example.com.
If you are a healthcare professional, more information about specific roles and volunteering can be found at Healthcare professional volunteering. More information can be found on Help with applying.
Diabetes UK looks forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to join our team.
A volunteer’s experience
Avril volunteered as a nurse on one of our week-long events for children and young people with diabetes. Read about about her experience.