Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
Bristol City Centre
Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
Filton / Frenchay
Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
Hengrove / Whitchurch
Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
Redcliffe / Temple Meads
Redfield / Whitehall
Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
Southville / Ashton Gate
Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
Stockwood / Flowers Hill
Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
Whiteway / Burchells Hill / Two Mile Hill
What matters to you
Children / young people / family
Community / neighbourhood action
Health / wellbeing
Inclusion / inequality / social justice
Sport / leisure / physical activity
Project / programme management
Strategy / planning / organising
Street / neighbourhood improvement
Diabetes is a serious and complicated condition that affects over 4 million people across the UK. We need you to help us to reach more people at a local level to:
Be a champion for diabetes awareness including the prevention of Type 2 diabetes
Help inform and improve understanding of what diabetes is by becoming a voice for diabetes in your local community
Inform people of the support available from Diabetes UK.
This role is particularly focused on engaging with diverse communities; so an interest in, or experience of working with diverse communities is desirable. We are specifically looking for volunteers to represent their own local communities and groups and to become Community Ambassadors for:
South Asian communities
Black African communities
Black Caribbean communities.
Main tasks and activities
This is a varied and flexible role and you can chose to help in any or all of the following ways:
Attend awareness events in your local area to promote and increase awareness of diabetes.
Give talks about diabetes to a wide range of groups such as community groups, social clubs, local companies and organisations groups in your local area.
Think of new and creative ways to help promote diabetes and reach more people.
Answer general queries and direct any medical or other specific questions to Diabetes UK or to healthcare professionals.
We are looking for people who:
Have a passion for improving diabetes awareness in their local community.
Have an interest in community based health promotion work.
Are confident to talk to people in an engaging and enthusiastic way.
Can maintain confidentiality and talk to people in a sensitive and discreet way when required.
Respect other peoples cultures and understand their cultural values.
Are committed to support the work of Diabetes UK and represent Diabetes UK in a positive way.
Can speak more than one language (this is not essential).
What Diabetes UK can offer you:
The opportunity to make a real difference to people living with, and affected by diabetes in your community.
Induction, training and regular communication with Diabetes UK point of contact.
The opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers.
The opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience of working in the charity sector.
Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses incurred while carrying out activities for Diabetes UK, e.g. travel, lunch.