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Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Coeliac UK engage with volunteers?

Coeliac UK engages with volunteers because they are very important in helping us achieve our vision and mission. Not only do volunteers add to the Charity through their skills and experiences, but they also bring with them passion and a desire to help. Volunteers are an essential part of Coeliac UK.

What can I do to help?

There is a range of ways to get involved, and there is something for everyone. Whether you tell your story through being a case study, write to your MP, collect signatures for a petition or host an event, everything helps to raise awareness about coeliac disease.

Can I volunteer if I work full time?

Yes. Many of our volunteers work full time.

We aim to provide flexible roles which can be carried out around your other commitments, be they work, family or leisure.

What support am I given as a volunteer?

Our Volunteering team at our High Wycombe office are dedicated to supporting you. They will provide you with the materials and tools you need to support you in your role.

All volunteers will be given relevant resources and training for their role. The Coeliac UK Volunteering team are on hand to provide ongoing help and support during your time as a volunteer. Email us at volunteering@coeliac.org.uk to find out more.

What qualifications and experience is required?

Coeliac UK volunteers have a range of backgrounds and skills but are united in their goal to help the Charity. We do not ask for any specific qualifications and no previous experience of volunteering is necessary.

The roles have been designed to be flexible so that you can tailor them to your experiences and strengths

How many hours do you require from volunteers?

It’s entirely up to you how many hours you can give. There are a range of roles requiring different amounts of time – from long term involvement in the Local Voluntary Support Groups to one off projects.

What are the benefits of volunteering with Coeliac UK?

Volunteering with Coeliac UK can offer a range of benefits. It can be a great chance to:

  • meet new people
  • build confidence
  • try something new
  • make a difference
  • have fun!

Throughout your role you will be supported by the staff at Coeliac UK, where we will provide you with information, advice and updates throughout your time as a volunteer.