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Diabetes UK - Midlands
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West
Address where volunteering takes place: This is an opportunity based in Nottingham  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

Help set the record straight about diabetes by becoming an events volunteer. We need help at events all over the country, so if you have some time to spare, this could be the role for you.

Role Description:

As an events volunteer, you will be working with Diabetes UK staff, talking to members of the public and handing out information about diabetes.

The events range from stands in shopping centres and high streets, to big events such as county shows. You don't need any previous knowledge or experience about diabetes or Diabetes UK. We give you all the information and support that you need.

Why we want you
Events volunteers help raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK at events around the country. The location of events range from market squares and high streets to big events such as county shows. Volunteers can also help out at conferences, sporting events and support days, providing a helping hand to reach people with diabetes in their local area.

What you will be doing
Talking to members of the public in a friendly and enthusiastic manner to raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK
Offer appropriate Diabetes UK publications/materials
Answer general queries and and signpost people to their GP if they are worried or would like further information
Encourage to visit our website for further information about how Diabetes UK can support them
The skills you need
Confident speaking to members of the public
Good communication and listening skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Enthusiastic and outgoing
An interest in community-based health promotion
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Commitment to support the work of Diabetes UK and represent Diabetes UK in a positive way
A willingness to attend all briefings and trainings related to your role
What's in it for you
Information and materials to help you carry out your role effectively
Recognition of the role that you are carrying out in support of Diabetes UK
Training, guidance and support
An opportunity to feed back about the events you attend
The opportunity to learn new skills and make a difference to people living with or at risk of developing diabetes
Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses incurred while carrying out activities for Diabetes UK, eg travel, lunch

Skills and Qualifications:

You don't need any special skills or experience, just enthusiasm to spread the message about diabetes

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? No
Age Restrictions:

Please talk to us if you are a oung volunteer

Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
Disability restrictions:

Please talk to us about your access needs

How long before volunteer can expect a response?

We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within one week

How long to complete training and recruitment?

A couple of sessions

Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required?

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