Volunteer Development Manager
Hi, my name is Heather Causer and I am the Volunteer Development Manager. I have been with Diabetes UK now for eight years and I really enjoy the work I do with our dedicated volunteers and local support groups.
As well as supporting our volunteers and the fabulous work they carry out for us, I also oversee the running of the new Parent Peer Support Project. This is the first of its kind across the UK offering support, specifically to parents of children with diabetes. Our team of 12 parent volunteers have been trained to deliver a listening-ear service and offer support as they have been through diabetes-related ups and downs themselves.
I feel very lucky to be part of a great team at Diabetes UK Northern Ireland and also work with dedicated volunteers. I am looking forward to many more years raising awareness and promoting Diabetes UK in Northern Ireland and growing our network of support groups across the province. If you are interested in joining a local support group or you would like to set up a new group in your area then I would like to hear from you.
You can contact me at Heather.Causer@diabetes.org.uk.