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Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes. We provide information, help and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. We are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK. As there are currently 3.5 million people living with diabetes and a further 549,000 who are currently undiagnosed. We rely heavily on volunteers to support the work our staff do. There are a variety of volunteering opportunities across London. Two of our most popular roles are Event Volunteering and joining our Speaker Scheme.

Application deadline: 
Sunday, 13 October 2019

Show your support for the 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes by volunteering at our fundraising events!

By volunteering as a cheerer at the Royal Parks Half Marathon, you are guaranteed a fun day out with an amazing festival atmosphere. This is one off opportunity and very flexible – if you can give 2 hours, great, if you would like to stay for longer – amazing, even better!

Role Aim: 



What we can offer you:

Experience of working in the charity sector.

Information and materials to help you carry out your role effectively.

Full training, guidance and support.

Reimbursement of out of office expenses incurred while carrying out activities for us, for example travel, lunch.

Recognition of the role that you are carrying out in support of us

We’d love volunteers to cheer on our runners as they go past our Mile 6 and Mile 11 cheering points. We will have bang bang sticks, a selection of t-shirts, crazy hair and noise makers.

Skills needed: 




Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, W2 2UH and Kensington Gardens, W2 2UH
Time commitment: 
Opening times: 

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here