Diabetes UK Local Action Volunteer

Who are Diabetes UK?

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK.More than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. Our mission is that by bringing people together to work in partnership, we will support those living with diabetes, prevent Type 2 diabetes, make research breakthroughs, and ultimately find a cure.

What action can you take in your local area?

With our support and your ideas there are endless ways that you could raise awareness about diabetes within your community. Our “Volunteer Shopping List” has some suggestions to start the ball rolling but your action could range from sharing information about Diabetes UK services on social media to holding a craft stall to raise money for the charity.

You hold the key to connecting with your local community and your activities could help people to find the support they need to better manage their condition, moving towards a world were diabetes can do no harm.

Next steps

We challenge you to complete 3 local actions within 6 months. You have the flexibility to decide what your local actions are to fit in with you availability.

We will ask you to complete an application form and send this back to us. We can then discuss your ideas and agree together on your three Local Actions and what you will need to do to complete them.

What can we offer you?

  • Information, materials, guidance and ongoing to support so that you can plan and complete your local actions
  • Help to develop your ideas and give you the opportunity to learn new skills
  • Volunteer induction and regular updates about further training and volunteering opportunities
  • A powerful network of volunteers who help us to extend our reach across the region
  • Reference upon request
  • Reimbursement of expenses incurred while carrying out activities for Diabetes UK, e.g. travel, lunch


Flexible based on your interests


Flexible based on your interests

Knowledge & Skills

No training necessary

Personal Qualities

Communication skills, motivation, innovation

General Requirements

Application form and two references.


Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.