Speaker scheme volunteers give talks and presentations on behalf of Diabetes UK to groups in their local communities of diabetes and the work of Diabetes UK.
About the Northern Ireland Team
The Volunteer Development Team supports all Diabetes UK volunteers around the country and develops new volunteering opportunities for the organisation.
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 wide range of groups such as community groups, social clubs, local companies and organisations.
Answer general queries and direct and medical or other specific questions to Diabetes UK or to healthcare professionals.
We hope that you will be able to volunteer for:
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:
Someone able to commit to the agreed hours and provide reliable support
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 main confidentiality
A willingness to attend all briefings and trainings related to your role
What we can offer you:
Payment of agreed out of pocket expenses, such as lunch and travel
Diabetes UK commitment to Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities Policy
An opportunity to gain experience of working as part of a busy Northern Ireland team.
Experience of working in the charity sector.
The opportunity to contribute to an important area of work which could ultimately help to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
Full support in your role.
We hope you will:
support Diabetes UK in its work and carry to out your volunteer role to the best of your ability.
meet time commitments and standards agreed, and give reasonable notice when unavailable, so other arrangements can be made.