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Help completing your application

Diabetes UK is committed to ensuring good recruitment practices are in place for volunteers we have therefore tried to keep our volunteer application form as simple as possible. These notes are here to help you complete the form.

Completing the form

Please use the form to outline your qualities, skills, and achievements, particularly if they relate to the volunteer role description and person specification. These experiences do not have to be work-based – you can draw on other examples to highlight your skills and experience, for example any previous volunteer work, college-based learning or perhaps an interest or hobby.


Please give details of two people (not related to you) who can give you a reference. If you have worked in the past five years, at least one reference should be obtained from your last employer. If not, give the names of people who know you well.

Equal opportunities

Diabetes UK strives to uphold and promote good equal opportunities practice.

As part of the application process, equal opportunity monitoring forms are included with the application form for you to complete. This will help Diabetes UK to monitor the effectiveness of its equal opportunities policy.

These forms are confidential. 


If you have any queries regarding the completion of the application form please do not hesitate to contact us at

Returning your form

Please send your completed application form to: Volunteering team, Diabetes UK, Wells Lawrence House,126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH. You can also email your application to or directly to your local office or volunteering contact. 

Please ensure you post your form in good time to reach us by the closing date.


Diabetes UK is committed to ensuring that volunteers are supported during their time at the organisation. We will provide all volunteers with an informal induction covering volunteer procedures and other information about Diabetes UK.

Diabetes UK also encourages all volunteers to participate in relevant training and development opportunities where appropriate to their volunteering role.


Diabetes UK does not expect any volunteer to be out of pocket when participating in a Diabetes UK activity or representing Diabetes UK, and therefore we are committed to ensuring that reasonable and agreed expenses should be met, for example lunch and travel costs.

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