Volunteer with us
Coeliac 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.
Hear 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
- 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.
- Apply. Each role has a different application process. Once you have found a role please hit the register your interest button below. 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.
- Receive support. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our current opportunities below:
|Local Group Committee Member||To provide local support through our local group. If there is no local group near you why not consider one of the other ways to support your local gluten free community below.||Anywhere there is an active local group|
|Local Meet Up Host||Coeliac UK Local Meet Ups offer a relaxed and informal form of support for people with coeliac disease and those living gluten free. They are run by friendly volunteer hosts and work on a drop-in basis which often appeals to people who might not attend a more formal gathering.||Across the UK|
|Volunteer Photographer||Coeliac UK volunteer photographers support the charity at our own or third party events, working to a brief and providing images for a range of media and library use. Volunteers must have access to a digital SLR camera and a computer with photo editing software.||Across the UK|
|Community Team co-leader||Our community teams are run by two or more co-leaders and aim to provide support and connections to people in their local community who are living gluten free. The teams can run a range of different activities which might include talks, coffee mornings, awareness events, meals out, supermarket tours and much, much more. If you are already connected to others living gluten free in your area you are welcome to volunteer with us together.||Across the UK – this role requires at least two individuals in a local area to take it forward.|
|Social media volunteer||This is a new role under development to support local groups and community teams with moderation of and content for their Facebook and other social media accounts.||Currently where there is a Local Group or Community Team – but if you are outside of those areas please check back later as we are looking to develop further digital opportunities.|
Coeliac UK is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome volunteers from all sections of our community. You don’t need any previous experience of volunteering, just a bit of time, a helpful attitude and the desire to get involved. To understand how your personal data will be handled please read our privacy notice.
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 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 email@example.com to find out more.