Volunteers' Week

1st June 2017

Volunteers are priceless. Here at Meningitis Now, we certainly couldn’t continue our life-changing work without them.


We are lucky enough to have 600 people who have registered as volunteers for Meningitis Now.

These 600 volunteers have completed a total of 3000 hours during the last financial year - that’s amazing!

We want to send out a big heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to everyone who has given up some of their spare time to help us.

Volunteering roles can vary from receiving cheques, to stewarding at events, raising awareness in your local community and taking photos at events.

One of our newest volunteers Tom Minty, originally approached us to ask if he could create a film about the charity for his university course. He did a fantastic job, really showcasing the importance of the work that we do. You can watch his video here.

After making his film, Tom said he was interested in volunteering for us and has since filmed two events; the London Marathon, and GWR’s May Mayhem event - filming up and down the Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington railway line.

In total, these two events took over twenty hours of his time! He’s also booked in to film another event for us in September! This really shows the dedication of our volunteers, who selflessly give up their time to help us continue the vital work that we do.

Tom is of course only one example of the 600 volunteers who regularly help us. Unfortunately we can’t name them all, but we really do appreciate each and every one!

Are you interested in volunteering for the UK’s largest meningitis charity, and making a real difference to the lives of people affected by this devastating disease? Why not take a look at our opportunities board here.

So, during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, the message we want to send out is that we really appreciate the hard work of our vibrant, valuable, and vital volunteers!