Our Type 1 Events are a unique experience for children and young people living with type 1 diabetes and their families. The events provide the time and space to build confidence managing type 1 - in a fun and safe environment. And the opportunity to share experiences with people who know what life with type 1 is like.
Family Weekenders offer a weekend away for children and young people with type 1 and their whole family - including siblings, parents, and carers. You can find out everything you need to know about volunteering at a Family Weekender in our What to Expect guide.
Summer Camps are residential camps designed to support children and young people with type 1, without their parents/carers. You can find out everything you need to know about volunteering at a Summer Camp in our What to Expect guide.
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
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 upcoming Family Weekenders and Summer Camps. If you're interested in volunteering at a Type 1 Event in the future, please apply online so we can keep you posted of new events as they're announced.