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 or email us to register for our monthly e-newsletter. If you’d like to get involved with any of the opportunities email us at volunteerdevelopment@meningitisnow.org.

Calendar of events in 2017

We’ve got a wide range of roles – something for everyone! At our fundraising events we need volunteers to cheer and support our participants in a number of ways.


All Aboard! Cheltenham to Paddington, Friday 26 May

GWR, one of our Brighter Future partners, is supporting us to raise funds and awareness. Could you help for a few hours? We need volunteers at these railway stations and times:

7.00-10.00am and 4.00-7.00pm

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Kemble, Swindon, Didcot Parkway and Reading stations

7.00am-7.00pm at Paddington

London 10k Monday 29 May

We need volunteers to cheer and support our runners and to take photographs. 

Awareness stand at University of West London, Thursday 25 May

The university is holding a midwifery conference and we have an opportunity to have a stand to raise awareness of meningitis with staff, midwives and students.


Prudential Ride London Sunday 30 July

We need photographers and volunteers to help our cyclists at the post-race reception.


South Gloucestershire Show, Sat/Sun 5 and 6 August

Come and enjoy this lovely family event - helping with our Awareness Stand- distributing signs and symptoms cards, or selling raffle tickets or holding a collection bucket.

The event is from 10.30am and 4.30pm each day, and we’d welcome help for all or part of the day.


Great North Run Sunday 10 September

Join us to support runners by cheering them on, helping at the reception afterwards and by taking photographs.

Five Valleys Walk, Stroud, Sunday 24 September

We need volunteers to look after walkers at checkpoints, car park marshals, and photographers.

Regular roles available at any time

Health Awareness in your local area

Help us to make sure that health professionals are Meningitis Aware. Can you identify five health locations such as GP Surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals or clinics that you can take in our meningitis pack? This will help us to ensure that health professionals are aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis when dealing with patients, clients and customers. Register your interest today and get started making your health professionals meningitis aware.

School and Nursery Awareness in your local area

Help us to make sure that teachers, child minders, play group staff and nursery staff are Meningitis Aware. Can you identify five locations such as primary, junior or secondary schools, child minders, play groups and children nurseries that you can take in our meningitis pack? This will ensure that the people, who spend their day looking after children, are aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and can pass that information onto their parents. Email us to find out more.

Student awareness volunteer recruitment 2017

Help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis with your local universities and colleges, and promote the uptake of vaccines. We recruit in early summer for peak activity at freshers’ events in September and October, and you can continue to raise awareness throughout the year.

Micro Volunteering

Not much time to volunteer then Micro Volunteering is for you.  Do you have access to a computer and the internet?  We are looking for people to share or like our Facebook posts, tag Meningitis Now on your photos on Facebook, send a tweet or retweet on Twitter, like our photos on Instagram or post your own photos.

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.