Volunteering Opportunity: Local Groups Support Coordinator, Royston with Diabetes UK ( Royston & District)

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Our local groups are fantastic. They are the grassroot foundations of Diabetes UK and just over 350 of them operate across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. They are run entirely by volunteers; their passion and commitment means that over 10,000 people per month are supported locally through their activities. Education, information, fundraising, peer support, awareness raising, campaigning and prevention work are all major aspects of local group activity. As a Local Groups Support Volunteer, you will work closely with your regional Volunteer Development Team to create and develop long-term sustainability plans. We are looking for people who are able to volunteer locally and engage with approximately 4 - 6 Diabetes UK local groups, by assisting with training, recruitment and facilitating networking between groups. You will be helping your local groups to develop which will allow them to do more for people living with diabetes in your local area. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain supported experience in community and strategic planning, and developing your influencing skills whilst helping to support and improve the lives of people living with diabetes. We will pay your out of pocket expenses, and provide you with relevant training and full induction. Main elements of volunteer role: You will work closely with your regional Volunteer Development Team to help each local group to reach and support more people living with diabetes by: ' Working with each group, provide support with the writing of a personalised development plan. This plan should help the group to identify how they can reach and attract more people. ' Supporting each group through providing support and advice on volunteer recruitment and selection. This may include bui

Opportunity Type: Short-term Commitment

District: East Herts

Location: Indoor

Time of day: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons, Casual or Intermittent

Practical Considerations: Expenses paid. Training and support offered. Equal opportunities policy and insurance in place.

Suitable for: 18 – 25 year olds, Aged 26 and over, University students, Older People

Does this opportunity provide wheelchair access?: No