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

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.

Read November 2018's volunteering news.

Current opportunities

Can you help?

We are looking for meeters and greeters, cheerers and photographers at all of our 2019 events, starting with the iconic London Marathon. Feel the excitement and buzz by volunteering on the day:

  • Virgin Money London Marathon - Sunday 28 April
  • Milton Keynes Marathon - Bank Holiday Monday 6 May
  • Vitality London 10,000 - Bank Holiday Monday 27 May
  • Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - Sunday 4 August
  • Simplyhealth Great North Run - Sunday 8 September
  • Five Valleys Walk (Meningitis Now's flagship event) - Sunday 29 September
We are also asking for volunteers to order information leaflets for some of these events and distribute them around your local areas - perhaps at local coffee shops, libraries, community centres... anywhere you can think of! Contact us to order leaflets.

Cinderella the Panto

There is still time to come along to the panto and help out with front of house and / or backstage duties on 28 February, 1 and 2 March. Cinderella the Panto takes places in Barnwood, Gloucester. Would you like to get involved? Oh yes you would!

St John Ambulance, Radcliffe

We are looking for a volunteer to give a talk at SJA, Radcliffe in Bury. They meet on Tuesday evenings; if you would like to go along, just get in touch with us and we will let you have materials and support to set you on your way. We even have a short talk you can use; you don't have to write your own!

Teenage Carriage Study talks

We are looking for a speaker to go and represent us with a short talk and materials on Wednesday 13 March at Lord William's School in Thame, as part of the Research team's visits.

Student Awareness

Napier University in Edinburgh have invited us in to talk through what we can do in terms of student awareness this year and the opportunities available. Are you nearby? Would you like to go along? Let us know and we will put you in touch.

Health & Fitness Fair, Stephenson College, near Leicester

Stephenson College in Coalville are holding a Health & Fitness Fair for their students on Tuesday 12 March from 12-2pm. Can you go along and chat with students about the signs and symptoms of meningitis, and your own personal experience of the disease?

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.

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.