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Volunteer with us

People like you help us fight for a world where diabetes can do no harm. We can’t do it without you. Share your existing skills or learn some new ones. We’ll support you all the way.

Find a volunteering opportunity



Volunteer and gain new skills

There's so much to get from volunteering with us. Build your CV, gain confidence or expand your network, we have something for everyone.
Volunteer spotlight

Hear from our volunteers

Thinking of volunteering? Meet some of our volunteers from across the UK to hear their experiences.
Volunteering essentials

Expenses and essentials

What you can expect from us - from training to safety and support, claiming expenses, raising concerns and our volunteer strategy.
Our volunteers

What we can do with your help

Every hour you give helps us with our work to fight diabetes.

Our volunteering system: Assemble

Assemble makes it easier for you to connect with others, find out about opportunities across the charity and hear more about our wider work.
Lived Experience

Diabetes Lived Experience Advisory Committee

The Diabetes Lived Experience Advisory Committee (DLEA) is a voluntary group of people affected by diabetes, bringing the collective voice of people living with diabetes to the heart of our plans and work, through regular consultation and involvement.
Diabetes UK Communities in Action logo. Illustration of two hands holding up a blue sign that says Diabetes Communities in Action.

Diabetes Communities in Action

Diabetes Communities in Action is a community network of individuals affected by or at risk of diabetes. Their unique insights, knowledge and experience help drive positive change in our work.
Peer Support Principles

Peer Support Principles

Find out more about our peer support principles for groups.
Volunteer at an event

Join one of our walking challenges with family and friends

A nice way to bond, get healthier and fundraise for a better future for people with diabetes.

Support our research

Adopt one of our projects, give your time or share your ideas.
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