At Haemochromatosis UK we provide advice and support to people with genetic haemochromatosis across the UK. We educate, inform and support people through our website and publications, social media, training for professionals and our public awareness campaigns.

We’re seeking enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in haemochromatosis to help prepare membership packs, clinician packs and associated materials. Every month we send over 100 packs to clinicians (including GPs, hospital consultants and nurses) to help them, better help people with GH.

This role is based from our national headquarters in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

To apply or for further details, contact us.

What are the benefits of being a Volunteer Advocate?

  • Be part of a team of volunteers and meet new people
  • Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others 
  • Increase your confidence, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop new skills, useful in other areas of your life

What is the time commitment?

  • This is a flexible role, requiring 2-4 hours per month on an ongoing or occasional basis.

What's involved?

  • Help us prepare our nursing/hospital packs of materials and patient leaflets
  • Help us pack our GP and consultant packs, ready for dispatch

What skills are useful in this role?

  • The ability to work equally well in a team and unsupervised.
  • An interest in, knowledge of or willingness to learn about haemochromatosis.

What equipment is needed?

  • None

What support will you be given?

  • Volunteer induction and training
  • On-going support by an allocated person from Haemochromatosis UK
  • Periodic volunteer meetings (quarterly).
  • Opportunities to become involved in other Haemochromatosis UK activities.