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Volunteer Conferences 2018

Every year we run one-day conferences across the UK for our volunteers celebrating their wonderful work and successes.

Register for the London volunteer conference on Saturday, 24 March 2018

Register for the South East volunteer conference on Saturday, 21 April 2018

Registration opening soon 

Eastern volunteer conference - 12 May 2018

Wales volunteer conference - 19 May 2018

Midlands volunteer conference - 2 June 2018 

Scotland volunteer conference - 23 June 2018 


2017 conference

Last year, we held conferences in Wales, London, Northern Ireland and the Eastern region. The theme was Taking Action Now to reflect our refreshed strategy and repositioning of our cause. 

Volunteers enjoy the London conference

Our conferences started with a presentation from a member of our Executive Team, followed by a regional/national local presentation from the Heads of Region. 

After lunch, our volunteers then participated in one of our workshops to support their volunteering and learn more about diabetes. There was also opportunity for networking, where volunteers heard real life stories from their peers and people living with diabetes. 

Our conferences ended with the presentation of the local Inspire Award winners. Find out who won the overall awards at the UK Inspire Awards

Highlights of the day

Diabetes UK volunteer Bindie Wood shares her thoughts of the London volunteer conference

"My highlight was definitely Freddie and Kai both winning their category nomination - I was so relieved! I loved the food, the venue was marvellous, it was walking distance for me so I caught a bus there.  

I really enjoyed myself, and was surprised by how much more I've learned about the Diabetes UK. It has inspired me to share my renewed enthusiasm with fellow group members. 

It was a lot better than I expected, it was creative, fun and educational."

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