Want to get out there, meet the public and make a difference to diabetes care in Wales? On this page you'll find information about different volunteering roles.
If you have any questions or would just prefer to have a chat about how you could get involved, call us on 029 2066 8276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an Events Volunteer you will:
- support us at events throughout the year
- represent the charity at events in your local area
- speak to members of the public about diabetes and our work
- signpost people to local diabetes services
You can choose events around your schedule and availability.
Know Your Risk Volunteer
As a Know Your Risk Volunteer you will:
- receive training
- help us raise awareness of the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes
- help assess members of the public
- explain the benefits of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle
- signpost people to appropriate services
As a Diabetes Voice, you will:
- campaign for better diabetes services in Wales
- take action on issues that affect you
- receive advice on effective campaigning and campaign materials
- represent the views of patients at a local level
- receive regular updates on our work across Wales.
Ramadan Speaker Volunteer
As a Ramadan Volunteer you will:
- Attend a half-day training session to learn all about Ramadan
- be provided with detailed information leaflets in different languages
- arrange to speak at your local mosque about fasting safely during Ramadan
- hand out information in the local community at mosques, schools and groups
- share your experiences with other volunteers.
As a Volunteer Speaker you will:
- become part of our network of speakers
- raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK's work in your community
- receive training to talk about diabetes and the risk factors
- deliver talks at various events and locations, including health awareness days, company offices or local community groups
Family Events Volunteer
As a Family Events Volunteer you will:
- attend a Diabetes UK Family Event
- support activities for children and young people to learn and share experiences about their diabetes
- ensure a safe, friendly and fun environment for activities
- receive training and undertake relevant checks.
Local Groups Support and Development Officer
As a Group Support Volunteer, you will:
- support your nearest group with their work
- assist the group with their meetings schedule
- carry out promotional work for the group
- assist with group websites
- recruit new members to the group
- research local areas and work with your local office.
As a Media Volunteer you will:
- Be willing to talk about your experiences of diabetes, whether you or someone you know has the condition.
- Take part in media interviews, speaking to journalists from newspapers, on television or on the radio.
- Be asked to provide comments to media to support a campaign or fundraising event.
- Work closely with our Media and Communications Officer to share your story.