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What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer?

“I like the fact I can do as little or as much to suit my life. I always enjoy volunteering and always come home feeling I've made a difference!”

Ali W, Meningitis Now volunteer for 21 years

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Most of our volunteers come to us because they have been affected by meningitis – whether they have had meningitis themselves or someone close to them has. But that’s not essential and we welcome all volunteers regardless of their direct experience of meningitis.

People volunteer to give something back. To feel a sense of purpose. To develop skills. And to meet new people or try a new activity.

Our volunteers raise vital awareness of meningitis, including:

  • the signs and symptoms of meningitis and what to do if you suspect meningitis.
  • that different age groups can be affected – it’s not just a disease for babies
  • the importance of vaccinations
  • how to access our free support

In return, we will give you all the materials, information and support you need to raise vital awareness in your communities. And you will become part of our community – the incredible network of Meningitis Now volunteers helping us save lives and rebuild futures.

It takes seconds to hand out a symptoms card. But it can save someone’s life.

Any time you can give us, whether that’s once or twice a year, or every week, it all makes a difference!