We are currently looking for volunteers aged 18-24 with type 1 diabetes from across Scotland to help provide spaces and places for young people with type 1 to connect, support and share.
We have launched a youth peer support project where you will be supporting and providing opportunities for young people aged 13-24 with type 1.
We are currently looking for:
- Dia-Buddies to work 1-2-1 with young people.
- Community Young Leaders to facilitate and run local groups in your area with up to 10 people,
- And Digi-Know Connectors who will be coordinating and moderating an online discussion group connecting people across Scotland.
These opportunities will be a brilliant chance for you to learn new skills, including leadership, coaching, facilitating groups, and for you to also meet new people and get support as well. Through these opportunities you will share your experiences, support people through issues they have with their diabetes, work with the other volunteers to provide spaces and places for young people with type 1 to come together in different ways and create fun and exciting opportunities for young people with type 1.
Recruiting for these roles are ongoing and may be location-specific for now, however we are looking at rolling out the project to other areas and looking for new volunteers across different areas. So please do apply for any of these opportunities no matter where you are from in Scotland.
Here’s some of the reasons why our current volunteers decided to volunteer for the project:
“I’ve had the condition for over 20 years and haven’t yet had the chance to meet with others in person that face similar daily challenges. I’d like to think after such a long time I’d have a thing or two to share, but completely open to learning new hacks from others!”
“I have been diagnosed for over 12 years now and can see how much of a positive impact this would have had. I can’t wait to meet all the other volunteers and the people taking part in the project”
For more information, please email our Youth Coordinator on Iain.French@diabetes.org.uk