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Local Groups Volunteer


Our local support groups need you

We are looking for a friendly, dynamic strategic thinker to work with a cluster of local support groups, to help them plan for their future and support more people living with diabetes. Our local groups are the grassroot foundations of Diabetes UK and just over 300 of them operate across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  

Diabetes UK Local Groupsare run entirely by volunteers; their passion and commitment means that over 10,000 people per month are supported locally through their activities. Education, information, fundraising, peer support, awareness raising, campaigning and prevention work are all major aspects of local group activity.


As a Local Groups Support Volunteer, you will work closely with your regional Volunteer Development Manager to create and develop long-term sustainability plans. We are looking for volunteers who are able to volunteer around 4-6 hours per week during evening and weekends when most group meetings take place. Volunteers will be asked to engage locally with approximately 4-6 Diabetes UK local groups, by assisting with training, recruitment and facilitating networking between groups. You will be helping your local groups to develop which will allow them to do more for people living with diabetes in your local area. 

For more information please read the role description (Word, 67KB).  


This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain supported experience in community and strategic planning, and developing your influencing skills whilst helping to support and improve the lives of people living with diabetes. We will pay your out of pocket expenses, and provide you with relevant training and full induction.


To apply, please complete the application form (Word, 82KB). If you would like more information on this role please do not hesitate to contact us at or on 020 7424 1116.

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