The Wren Project offers free, one-to-one listening support for people in distress as a result of their autoimmune disease diagnosis. The service we provide would not be possible without the commitment, empathy and support of our volunteers.
Volunteers at the Wren Project provide emotional listening support to people living with
autoimmune disease (our Wrens). We offer a safe, non-judgmental space for Wrens to talk
about how autoimmune disease is impacting their life, without giving advice or offering
solutions. Volunteers hold and hear distress in each session and through regular, ongoing
appointments, build rapport with Wrens.
Volunteers do not need to have any knowledge of experience of autoimmune disease. What
we look for is warmth and empathy.
We are the only charity in the UK who provide support for all autoimmune diseases. Our
vision is to build support and community for all four million people in the UK diagnosed with
A self-reflective approach to learning and development supported by staff-led
reflective practice sessions. Monthly attendance required for the initial six months.
Attend three additional modules of skill-building training in the first 12 months;
Access to ongoing support from other volunteers and the Operations team;
Opportunities to support the charity in a variety of additional roles.
one-to-one sessions of 50 minutes via telephone/video call/online.
We ask for a minimum time commitment of at least one year.