Volunteer for us

VolunteersCoeliac UK has hundreds of volunteers who play a crucial and direct role in supporting our gluten free community.

There are many different ways to get involved, no matter what your age, skills or interests. Scroll down to find out more about our volunteering opportunities, or register your interest here.

volunteers weekHear from our volunteers! Click here to read our inspiring volunteers' stories and find out what it's really like to volunteer with Coeliac UK. From supporting your local group, to providing event photography, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

How to volunteer

Would you like to be contacted about new volunteering opportunities? Click the button below to tell us what interests you, and we'll do the rest!

 Register your interest

  1. Find a role. We have a range of different volunteering roles to get involved in, from working directly with other people with coeliac disease, supporting the Charity’s campaigns or getting involved in research. We are committed to making volunteering as simple as possible with most roles based within your local community and some can even be done in the comfort of your own home. 
  2. Apply. Each role has a different application process. Once you have found a role, you may just need to complete a short online form or email us to express your interest. The Volunteering team will then email or call you, or may arrange to meet for a chat. It's a chance for you to find out more about the role and we can get to know you better to ensure we can match your skills and interests with our volunteer opportunities.
  3. Receive support. All volunteers will be sent 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.

Check out our current opportunities below:

Role Description Location
Young Champions For children aged 5 to 11 to raise awareness within their school and extracurricular activities. Across the UK
Local Group Committee Member To provide local support through our local group  Across the UK
Member2Member Peer to peer support can make all the difference and we match people who have the same experiences. Across the UK
Office volunteer To support us in the office. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Volunteer photographer To take quality photos at various Coeliac UK and/or local group events.  Across the UK

Coeliac UK is an equal opportunities employer. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. You don’t need any previous experience of volunteering or even working with charities. Just a bit of time, a helpful attitude and the desire to get involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 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 sent 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.