Volunteering opportunity

Volunteer Community Ambassador

Added by
Diabetes UK South West
on 30th August 2019

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Bristol neighbourhood(s)
  • Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton
  • Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
  • Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
  • Bedminster / Victoria Park
  • 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
  • Lockleaze
  • 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
  • Over 50’s
  • Sport / leisure / physical activity
  • Administration
  • Campaigning
  • Community development
  • Event management
  • Facilitation
  • Languages
  • Listening
  • Project / programme management
  • Public engagement
  • 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.

Provided by Diabetes UK

Contact name
Naomi Pullin
Email address
01823 448260

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