Volunteer Opportunity at Diabetes UK

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Why we want you

As the UK’s leading diabetes charity, it’s our job to tackle the diabetes crisis. We’re here to prevent Type 2 diabetes, campaign for and support everyone affected by diabetes, and fund research that will one day lead us to a cure.

Our volunteers are at the heart of all we do. Without your support, we could not carry out important work in research, education and care which is vital to our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm. Volunteers extend the reach of our organisation and work to deliver our strategy, connecting with communities across the UK.

If you would like to get involved but are worried about how much time you can give, then our Actions to Impact micro-volunteering role is something you can do to raise awareness of diabetes and spread our message that diabetes is relentless.

There are so many ways to micro-volunteer and we would love to hear how you would like to get involved.

What you will be doing

  • Are you confident on social media? If so, you could help us to share our key messages and raise awareness of new information resources and campaigns. Our local team are here to help you with content and to see the impact of your efforts online.
  • Are you part of a work or community newsletter? If so, we can support you to include key messages on these communications to raise awareness through your networks.
  • Would you like to reach people in your community who cannot access support online? If so, why not deliver information resources in your local area?
  • Small volunteering activities can make a big difference, so we are keen to hear your ideas on ways to micro-volunteer!

The skills you need

  • This will depend on your micro-volunteering activities and whether you decide to volunteer online or offline!
  • Willingness to learn about diabetes and listen to the diabetes community.
  • Able to represent Diabetes UK in a positive way.

What’s in it for you

  • Induction to Diabetes UK and the role by your designated volunteer manager.
  • 1:1 support and supervision with your volunteer manager.
  • Reference available upon request.
  • The opportunity to be part of a volunteer network.
  • The opportunity to learn new skills