Volunteers are at the heart of our charity, and as a healthcare professional, there are many ways that you can get involved in the work of Diabetes UK.
As well as providing crucial support for people living with diabetes, volunteering with us can provide an invaluable insight into the lives of your patients.
The Council of Healthcare Professionals
The Council of Healthcare Professionals (CHP) is a multidisciplinary advisory body whose members inform the work of Diabetes UK and provide us with feedback on whether we are meeting the needs of healthcare professionals and people with diabetes. The CHP also provides support and advice on areas of specific interest to healthcare professionals.
To register your interest in joining the Council, please firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then contact you in the autumn with further details on the application process. If you would like to contact the Governance Team via telephone, please call 020 7424 1130.
Diabetes UK Care Events
Our care events are a fantastic way for children and young people with diabetes, and their families, to get together in a relaxed environment and learn more about the condition.
If you are a healthcare professional or in training, these events offer an invaluable, all expenses paid opportunity to gain experience of diabetes outside a clinical setting.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you can meet key requirements in your professional development and gain greater insight into the issues facing children, young people and families with diabetes in their day-to-day lives.
Many of our volunteers tell us that this insight helps them relate to the problems faced by patients and their parents and greatly improves their understanding of diabetes management in a way which complements their clinical skills.
Find out more aboutvolunteering at Diabetes UK Care Events.
Diabetes UK regional offices are involved in various activities for both healthcare professionals directly and for people with diabetes that rely on the valued support of healthcare professional volunteers.
For example, support might include helping at diabetes awareness days and fundraising events. There are also opportunities to give talks at Diabetes UK group meetings or other community groups.
You can get involved in running workshops at local or regional healthcare professional training events and much more.
In addition, you are welcome to participate in the variety of fundraising and sponsorship activities.
If you would like to get involved locally, pleasecontact your regional office, who will be very pleased to hear from you.