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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Volunteers at speaker training

Our volunteers are at the heart of all we do. Without your support, we could not carry out vital work in research, education and care which is vital to our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

If you have the time, we have the knowledge that together can help transform the lives of people living with or at risk of diabetes in the South East.

Ways to Volunteer

If you would like to apply for any of these roles search for them by visiting Volunteering Opportunities at Diabetes UK or phone us on 01372 720148 to make alternative arrangements. 


Diabetes Friend

We are looking for volunteers who have lived experience of diabetes - either having the condition themselves or being a parent / carer of someone living with diabetes. During the current coronavirus pandemic, many more of us have become isolated and are managing our diabetes alone. Having the support of a Diabetes Friend could mean the difference between a good day and a really tough one.

A Diabetes Friend will be trained to offer support to individuals on a 1:1 basis via telephone or email. For more information, have a look at the Diabetes Friend - Role Description (PDF, 67KB)

Speaker Volunteer

Our speaker volunteers give talks to a variety of people from community groups, local organisations / companies, schools and at Diabetes UK events. You can approach people yourself to offer awareness talks, or sometimes we will get in touch with you to tell you about someone in your area who is interested in having a speaker.

Our speakers are provided with presentation resources and training. During the coronavirus pandemic, we are also offering support on using online meeting platforms, such as Zoom, so you can deliver talks safely online.

For more information have a look at the Speaker Volunteer - Role Description (PDF, 53KB)

Fundraising Ambassador

Fundraising Ambassadors work with the Regional Fundraising Team and local supporters to increase fundraising support across the region. Our fundraising ambassadors will help by attending and promoting local events in the region, attending cheque presentations, give talks to groups about the work of Diabetes UK.

For more information, have a look at the Fundraising Ambassador - Role Description (PDF, 64KB)

Diabetes Voices

Our Diabetes Voices members campaign for better care and services for people living with diabetes.

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