If you're interested in becoming a volunteer in the North of England, we'd love to hear from you. We're always eager to hear what activities you're interested in and ideas you have for creating a world where diabetes can do no harm. To give you an idea of some of our volunteering opportunities, we've included some information below.
Tel: 01925 653281
Actions to Impact, Micro-volunteering
If you would like to get involved but are worried about how much time you can give, then our Actions to Impact micro-volunteering role is something you can do to raise awareness of diabetes and spread our message that diabetes is relentless.
Small actions can make a big impact. So if you can help us to share our key messages and raise awareness of diabetes, we would love to hear from you.
There are so many ways to micro-volunteer while socially distancing and we would love to hear how you would like to get involved. When you apply, we'll ask you to have a simple introductory phone call or video call, to introduce our local team and get a chance to meet.
If you would like to hear more, please get in touch with us.
Peer Support Groups
Our local groups are vital networks of support to those affected by diabetes. They run their own meetings, events, walks and activities in their communities.
Our peer support volunteers have lived experience of diabetes and a passion to support others. To get involved with our peer support groups, we'll conduct a Criminal Records Check and you'll be asked to complete our training. We have lots of resources to support our groups and a large network of existing groups who offer a warm welcome and ongoing support as well.
If you are interested in volunteering for an existing peer support group or you would like more information about setting up a new peer support group in your area, then please get in touch with us.
See our current listing of Northern groups to find peer support in your area.
Our Speaker Volunteers give talks to a wide range of people, including community groups, local organisations, schools and at Diabetes UK events. Sometimes, we will get in touch with you to tell you about someone in your area who is interested in having a speaker, but you can also approach people yourself to offer awareness talks.
Our speakers are provided with presentation resources and training. To become a speaker you'll attend our training session and provide two references for our safer recruitment processes.
During the coronavirus pandemic, we are also offering support on using online meeting platforms, such as Zoom, so you can deliver talks safely online.