Volunteering

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

Read August 2017 volunteering news.

Head Office volunteers, Stroud

We have a range of exciting volunteer opportunities at our Head Office in Stroud – in the post room and doing a range of office jobs.  It’s a great place to volunteer, with a team of friendly staff and volunteers.

We’re holding an open afternoon for anyone interested in volunteering on Thursday 24 August from 2.00pm - 4.00pm.

More information about becoming a Head Office volunteer.

August volunteer page

Adopt a Campus and Help us Raise Student Awareness (August - October)

Do you attend or work at a university? Or do you live near a university? If so, we need your help. We are looking for people to 'adopt' a campus and help us spread our 3 key messages:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Know the signs and symptoms of meningitis
  • Look out for your mates

This could involve holding an awareness stand, meeting students and talking to them about the vaccine, handing out signs and symptoms cards and putting up posters.

To adopt a campus, choose from our university list.

Nailsea Cider Circuit -  Sunday 27 August

One of our Ambassadors, is organising a 5K obstacle race in Nailsea, North Somerset to raise funds for Meningitis Now- with a pint of cider at the finish!  Can you help out between 10am-3pm, with marshalling, registering teams or handing out goodie bags at the end. If so, please get in touch.

Severn Bridge 10K and Half Marathon -  Sunday 27 August

One of our supporters has a plot at the Severn Bridge Half Marathon race village and would like help with setting up and running a cake sale there from approximately 9am. If anyone can help with making cakes and running the cake sale on the day please get in touch.

September volunteer page

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.