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Current Volunteering Roles

Getting involved 

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.

To find out more, please get in touch with us on:

Tel: 01925 653281

Email: n.west@diabetes.org.uk 

Current opportunities

 

Critical Friend, North of England

Our ‘Critical Friend’ volunteers will form a diverse panel, who can feed back on Diabetes UK resources, materials and projects and offer lived experience to help shape our future work. Our panel will mostly volunteer from home in their own time but will meet occasionally via online platforms or face-to-face (when able to do so), so we are looking for volunteers who are able to work independently and as part of a team.

Our panel will be limited to a maximum of 20 volunteers and will be refreshed every 9-12 months, to ensure we are capturing a diverse range of opinions and voices.

As this is a new role, we are looking for volunteers who are happy to trial a new way of working and develop the volunteer role within the region.

Apply for this role.

If you would like to hear more, please get in touch with us.

 

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 could help us to share our key messages and raise awareness of diabetes, our North of England team would love to hear from you!

There are so many ways to micro-volunteer whilst socially distancing and we would love to hear how you would like to get involved. To become a micro-volunteer with Diabetes UK, it is a simple introductory phone call or video call, to introduce our local team and get a chance to meet.

Apply for this role.

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 would conduct a Criminal Records Check and you would 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 via the details above. 

View our current listing of Northern groups to find peer support in your area. 

 

 

Speaker Volunteer

Our speaker volunteers give talks to a wide range of people from community groups, local organisations/ companies, 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 we would require attendance at our training session and 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.

Apply for this role.

If you are interested in hearing more, please get in touch.

 

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