Overall purpose of volunteer role:
Speaker scheme volunteers give talks and presentations on behalf of Diabetes UK to groups in their local communities to raise awareness of diabetes and the work of Diabetes UK.
About the South East Team
The South East team supports Diabetes UK activity in the region. This includes awareness raising, influencing decision makers to improve the provision of diabetes care locally, volunteer promotion and development, and fundraising. We are based in Epsom and cover Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the Channel Islands.
Main elements of volunteer role:
- Attend a speaker scheme training session to learn more about diabetes and Diabetes UK and help develop your presentation skills.
- Approach groups in your local area to offer to give talks to their members.
- Present in a friendly and enthusiastic manner to a wide range of groups such as community groups, social clubs, local companies and organisations.
- Answer general queries and direct any medical or other specific questions to
Diabetes UK or to healthcare professionals.
You will need to attend a speaker scheme training session, these are run around the UK and usually take place over one day or two evenings, or you might attend a one to one briefing in one of Diabetes UK's regional or national offices. You fit the talks into your existing commitments; you decide when you are available and who you are going to be speaking to. Most talks will last for around 30 minutes to 1 hour.
What we are looking for:
- Confident at speaking to groups of people
- Good communication and listening skills
- Enthusiastic and outgoing
- An interest in community-based health promotion work
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- A 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
- Not suitable for under 18's
When can I volunteer?
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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