Volunteering opportunities board

Welcome to our Opportunities Board - you can get involved in your local area with our one-off events, and you’ll find details of our regular roles at the bottom of this page

Volunteers

You can also keep updated by joining our Volunteers Facebook group. If you’d like to get involved with any of the opportunities email us at volunteering@meningitisnow.org.

Current opportunities



Events

Virgin Money London Marathon - Sunday 3 October 2021
We have runners in this year's London Marathon and are still looking for more volunteers to help cheer them on. You'll be joining a warm and friendly team of staff and volunteers who will make you feel really welcome! If you are free and want to join us we'd love to have you - you can either meet us there or join us on a coach leaving our head office in Stroud. If you'd like to help please email us at volunteering@meningitisnow.org.

Awareness-raising

Help make our university students meningitis aware
Thousands of students are heading off to universities across the UK and many of them do not know the signs and symptoms of meningitis. This year our awareness campaign - 'Don't Assume It's Covid' - is more vital than ever. Will you contact your local university and ask them if we can provide awareness materials for them to use? If you want to talk to me about how to do this, just email us and we'd love to let you know more.

One of our wonderful supporters has funded thousands of signs and symptoms fridge magnets and their postage costs. We want to have a fridge magnet in every university block we can reach. Please use your university contacts to help us get these vital awareness-raising materials out there. If you have access to someone in a university who can help distribute them, please let us know and we will send them out.

Presentations to schools, colleges and local community groups
We have a new standardised, virtual meningitis awareness presentation for our volunteers to give to schools, colleges and local community groups. We can give you technical help for your presentation over Zoom or Teams, and are happy to join you on your presentation to offer you extra support and help with any questions. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about giving virtual awareness-raising talks.

Awareness-raising through social media
At this time of year it is vital that people don't mistake their meningitis symptoms for Covid-19 and self-isolate. We have a range of digital awareness-raising messages we can send you to share on Instagram, Twitter and your own Facebook page. We also have a powerful, five minute movie that you can show before virtual events.

Email us at volunteering@meningitisnow.org or give us a call on 01453 769 033 if you would like any more information, or if you can help. We would love to hear from you and send you materials to use.

Become a Community Volunteer

“I am a passionate believer in what Meningitis Now is doing and about helping to spread awareness of this disease. Sometimes it can be very difficult and very emotional too, but it’s worth it. The respect that goes with volunteering helps make life feel positive.”  Damion - Community Volunteer

“I volunteer in many ways; distributing literature, attending awareness fairs, promoting and assisting with Toddle Waddle events, London Marathon and more. Volunteering is my therapy. I gain so much from it and I always try to be there when I am needed.”  Mary - Community Ambassador

Download our Community Volunteer role description to find out more about how you can volunteer for us.

Contact us

If you’ve seen a volunteer role you like, we’d love to hear from you. Email our volunteer team.

On behalf of everyone who relies on our work, thank you for getting involved.