Volunteering opportunity

Know Your Risk volunteer

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Diabetes UK South West
on 13th August 2019
Bristol neighbourhood(s)
  • Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
  • Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
  • Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
  • Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
  • Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
  • Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
  • Redfield / Whitehall
  • St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
  • St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
  • Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
What matters to you
  • Children / young people / family
  • Community / neighbourhood action
  • Health / wellbeing
  • Over 50’s
Skills
  • Administration
  • Facilitation
  • Languages
  • Listening
  • Public engagement

Overall purpose of volunteer role:

  • To use the diabetes risk score system to support members of the public to know and understand their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • To raise awareness of the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes, and to encourage people to discuss this with their healthcare team if they are at risk.

Main tasks:

Know Your Risk events can take place in a variety of settings including high streets, County Shows, or in-house events for corporate organisations and local businesses.

Each event will vary, but generally we will be looking for volunteers to:

  • Talk to members of the general public in a friendly and enthusiastic manner to raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK
  • Talk to those at risk of diabetes and encourage them to undergo a risk assessment on the day or give information for them to complete an assessment online
  • Help members of the public to complete a Know Your Risk assessment using the appropriate resources - training is provided for this.

What we are looking for:

  • An interest in community-based health promotion work
  • Good communication and listening skills, with a friendly and supportive approach
  • Enthusiastic and approachable
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to follow confidentiality and data protection policies
  • Driving Licence and access to own vehicle, as this role involves travelling to events
  • A commitment to support the work of Diabetes UK and represent Diabetes UK in a positive way.

What Diabetes UK can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be part of reaching and supporting more people living with diabetes
  • Induction and training
  • Regular communication with Diabetes UK
  • Opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers
  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • Experience of working in the charity sector
  • Reimbursement of out of office expenses incurred while carrying out activities for Diabetes UK, e.g. travel, lunch.

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