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South West Volunteering

Welcome to our South West volunteering pages.

From Land’s End to Lydney, Swindon to the Scilly Islands, our great team of over 400 volunteers are vital to everything we do here at Diabetes UK.Every year, our volunteers help hundreds of people find out their risk of developing diabetes, give inspirational speeches, campaign for better services, organise fun events and offer much needed support; they are making a real difference to people living with diabetes.

To find out more, get in touch with our South West volunteering team:Diabetes UK, Victoria House, Victoria Street, Taunton, TA1 3FA 01823 448 260




Our Cornwall volunteers, from left, Sandra Cooper, Beverly Mitchell, Jane Gilbert, Spencer Wimbleton, Cynnie Noble, Mary Curtis, Eve Pinto-Willis and Tricia Noble. 


Volunteering with Diabetes UK is like being part of a big family, I know the work I do is important and I always feel appreciated

Spencer Wimbleton, Know Your Risk volunteer

To find out how to get involved, go to ourVolunteering Opportunities page. And do have a look at our latest volunteering news page. 

Meet our volunteering team:


Volunteer Development Manager - currently recruiting


The VDM supports volunteers and develops Diabetes UK local groups around the region as well as running training and prevention events.

Gemma Jackson, Volunteer Support Officer

I’ve been working for Diabetes UK for just a few months and I’m still learning about all the great things our volunteers do. My role is to recruit and support volunteers and help with training days.I really love attending our Know Your Risk road shows with volunteers, helping the public to learn if they are at risk of developing diabetes. My current project is working on the Big Collection happening in September. Please get in touch. 

Our region covers:

Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire

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