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Volunteering - Northern Ireland

Help make a difference to the lives of the estimated 100,000 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland. We need people with an interest in diabetes to help us raise awareness in the local community. Depending on your experience, there are many ways that you can volunteer with us.

Our volunteers are at the heart of Diabetes UK Northern Ireland. Without this support, Diabetes UK could not carry out its vital work in research, education and care.

Our volunteers bring skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to Diabetes UK. Volunteering can also make a difference in your life too, letting you meet new people, learn new skills and have fun.

Exciting volunteer opportunities

Health Promotion Volunteer

Do you want a fun and flexible way to volunteer? We need help at events all over the country, so if you have some time to spare, this could be the role for you.

As a health promotion volunteer, you will be working with Diabetes UK staff, talking to members of the public, raising awareness of diabetes and handing out information.

The events range from stands in shopping centres, community centres, to big events such as the Balmoral Show and Belfast Mela. You don't need any previous knowledge or experience about diabetes or Diabetes UK. We give you all of the information and support that you need.

Speaker Scheme Volunteer

As a speaker scheme volunteer, you will give talks and presentations to local community groups and companies to raise awareness of Type 1 and 2 diabetes.

As part of the role you will attend speaker volunteer training session with the Northern Ireland Volunteer Team to learn more about diabetes, the work we do and help develop your presentation skills.

Our speaker scheme volunteers are a network of volunteer speakers trained and supported by Diabetes UK. You can fit the talks into your existing commitments and decide when you are available and who you would like to deliver the talks to.

Help make a difference to the lives of the estimated 100,000 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland.

Our volunteers are at the heart of Diabetes UK Northern Ireland. Without this support, Diabetes UK could not carry out its vital work in research, education and care.

Our volunteers bring skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to Diabetes UK. Volunteering can also make a difference in your life too, letting you meet new people, learn new skills and have fun.

Become a Millennium Volunteer

Millennium Volunteers has been designed to be as simple as possible and work around you and your studies, job, hobbies and anything else you’ve got going on. You can volunteer where you like, as often as you like and in as many places as you like.

As part of the Millennium Volunteers programme you'll receive a certificate backed by Diabetes UK and the Department of Education after you complete your first 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering. With the support and training from us, this will look fantastic on your CV or UCAS application as the programme is endorsed by employers and universities.

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The objective of the Ulster EDGE Award is to provide a wide range of activities that will support students in developing their employability alongside and complementary to their academic programme. Diabetes UK Northern Ireland would be delighted for you to volunteer with us so call Jade today on 9066 6646.

 

The EDGE Award

The Ulster EDGE Award is an award that students complete alongside their degree through the completion of developmental extra-curricular activities. 

For employers it provides a great opportunity to engage students in activities that will enhance their reputation and visibility. 

Many students volunteer externally with not-for-profit organisations such as a community group or registered charity public sector body. Students must complete at least 30 hours volunteering to qualify for the EDGE Award.

 

Volunteering for Healthcare Professionals

There are various ways you can volunteer with Diabetes UK Northern Ireland. If you're a healthcare professional you can help by volunteering your services for our Care Events or by giving talks to our voluntary groups through our Speaker Scheme.

Further volunteering opportunities

 

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