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Volunteering on Type 1 Events

Type 1 Family Weekenders offer a unique three-day experience for children and young people to enjoy activities away from their parents, often for the first time, in a safe and fun environment.

Joining us as a volunteer means you’ll be helping children, young people and their families get the most out of the event. They’ll leave feeling supported, more confident with their diabetes management, having made friends and had fun.

Apply to be a general volunteer

Hear from Ella, an experienced volunteer.


How you'll benefit from volunteering

  • You’ll make a real difference to the lives of children and their families living with type 1 diabetes
  • You’ll take part in a unique and unforgettable experience
  • You'll develop your team working skills with a fantastic group of people
  • You'll strengthen your communication skills
  • You'll work for a brilliant cause
  • You'll have fun

What to expect

We explain everything you need to know about volunteering at a Family Weekender in our downloadable leaflet (PDF).

"I love volunteering. It’s very rewarding sharing my experience of living with type 1 with others and knowing that I'm helping them."

Alex, general volunteer

Read the role description for more information (PDF)

Who we are looking for

We welcome volunteers with a range of experience and backgrounds. If you’ve worked with children before that’s great, but if you haven’t, please don’t let it stop you from applying.

We value enthusiasm, a sense of fun, ability to work as part of a team and most importantly ability to act responsibly and a genuine desire to help empower children and their families living with type 1 diabetes. Prior knowledge of type 1 diabetes is helpful. Most of our general volunteers have type 1 diabetes themselves, or have a family member or close friend with type 1.


"I enjoy spending time with other diabetics like myself, be it adults and children. It’s really fulfilling seeing the children grow throughout their time at the event."

Abigail, general volunteer

Dates and locations

We're planning new Family Weekenders. Please apply online so we can keep you posted of new events as they're added.

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