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