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Volunteering opportunities board

Meningitis Now volunteers

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.

Current opportunities


Can you help run an awareness stand at any of the following locations?

  • University of Gloucestershire – Wednesday 20 September
  • University of Bath – Friday 29 September
  • University of Bristol – Friday 22 September
  • University of the West of England – Wednesday 27 September
  • Hartpury University and Hartpury College – Thursday 21 September
  • Northampton College
  • Daventry – Tuesday 12 September
  • Lower Mounts – Wednesday 13 September
  • Booth Lane – Thursday 14 September
  • West London College
  • Southall – Tuesday 19 September
  • Hammersmith and Fulham College – Wednesday 20 September
  • Ealing Green – Thursday 21 September
  • South Devon College – Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 September
  • If you’re London based, can you give a talk at Notting Hill & Ealing school in an assembly? We can give you our official short talk and it takes about 20 minutes.
  • We have digital posters and symptoms cards to get out to schools across the UK. Can you contact your local secondary schools and sixth forms and see if they will put the digital symptoms cards in their school newsletters?
  • Short talk at King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford-On-Avon early next year. We are looking for several volunteers to speak at the school assemblies over a period of a few months. The school has chosen Meningitis Now as it’s charity of the year for two years and we want speakers to tell their own meningitis experience and how Meningitis Now has supported them. If you live nearby and would be happy to talk to 900 students for 20 minutes please let us know.

If you are interested in helping please contact the volunteering@meningitisnow.org for more information

Fundraising support

  • Great North Run – Sunday 10 September

Would you be interested in staffing the tent at the post-race reception for the Great North Run in Newcastle/South Shields this year? It's a great opportunity if you want to be involved in a fantastic race day event, meet our runners and represent the charity.

  • Five Valleys Walk – Sunday 24 September

Our flagship 21 mile Five Valleys Walk takes place on Sunday 24 September in Stroud. This fun filled annual event has been running for over 30 years, and is organised and run entirely by Meningitis Now.

We need lots of volunteers to help make it a fantastic success! In the past our volunteers have come from far and wide to join us for this iconic walk.

You can help us:

  • Set up
  • Run one of the eight checkpoints
  • Help pre-registered walkers or register walkers on the day

This walk takes place in stunning scenery, and you'll be joining a warm and friendly team for a really great day out!

We need volunteers to do either a morning shift, an afternoon shift or the full day.

Three shift times available for volunteers:

  • Morning shift – 07:15 – 12:45
  • Afternoon shift – 12:30 – 18:00
  • All-day shift – 07:15 – 18:00

Timings are TBC but usually it is all wrapped up by 5:30pm. Please let us know if you live close by and would like to do this, the run always has a fantastic atmosphere and it's a great day out!

If you are interested in helping please contact the volunteering@meningitisnow.org for more information

Will you host a collection tin?

We recently picked up a collection tin from a local builder's merchant which had £90 in. These collection tins all add up and are the easiest way to fundraise. Please will you order two collection tins to put in local businesses? It is a huge help to us - bringing in extra money to help fund our support and research.

Please email our Volunteering team to place your order.

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.