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 Diabetes UK. Speak to your local volunteering team to learn more about our volunteer roles below and how you can get involved.
Local Group Fundraiser Volunteer
As a local group fundraiser volunteer, you will work with and support our local groups in the area to fundraise. This will help sustain the groups and their activities, whilst also supporting the wider work of Diabetes UK. You will be supported by the Regional Fundraiser to come up with and organise fundraising events.
As part of the role, you will help our groups organise events and manage bucket/street collections.
If you volunteer for an event which involves taking responsibility for unaccompanied children or vulnerable adults (ie parents/carers are not present for all, or part of, an event) then you will be required to carry out a free criminal records check through Diabetes UK, details of which will be sent to you at the time.
The Regional Fundraising Team works across their area to increase income for Diabetes UK. Much of our work is in the area of supporting volunteer fundraisers as well as regional corporates and local and fundraising groups. You will work with the Regional Fundraising Team and local supporters to increase fundraising support across the region by attending local events and promoting events in the local region.
You will get to present cheques locally, give talk to groups about our work and support our events.
School Speaker Volunteer
As a school speaker volunteer, you will give talks and presentations to school students and staff in your local community to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes in schools and promote fundraising opportunities and schools campaigns for Diabetes UK.
As part of the role you will attend a school speaker volunteer training session to learn more about diabetes, the work we do and help develop your presentation skills.
Collection Box Volunteer
As a Collection Box volunteer, you will work with the Regional Fundraising Team to increase fundraising income and awareness of Diabetes UK across the region by placing, collecting, counting and banking income from collection boxes.
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 an events volunteer, you will be working with Diabetes UK staff, talking to members of the public and handing out information about diabetes.
The events range from stands in shopping centres and high streets, to big events such as county shows. You don't need any previous knowledge or experience about diabetes or Diabetes UK. We give you all the information and support that you need.
Speaker scheme volunteer
Our speaker scheme volunteers are a network of volunteer speakers trained and supported by Diabetes UK. Their role is to raise awareness about diabetes and the work of Diabetes UK to groups in their local area.
Our speakers give talks to a wide range of people, from community groups to local companies or council committees. You can fit the talks into your existing commitments and decide when you are available and who you are going to be speaking to.
All speaker scheme volunteers need to attend a training day to learn more about diabetes and Diabetes UK. The training days happen regularly throughout the year, but your local volunteer officer can tell you more about what training is available and when.
For more information, please read thespeaker scheme volunteer role description (PDF, 118KB) and download and complete an application form (Word, 74KB). Please send your application form to your local office.