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Community Champion Volunteer

Are you looking to give support to those affected by RA or JIA? Are you confident talking to people you don’t know in person and on the phone? Do you like getting out and about in your community? Do you have access to a computer? This may be the role for you!

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Our volunteers are integral to our service delivery and help by providing a listening ear, taking part in research projects, raising awareness of RA and JIA and their impact, providing administrative backup and much more!  

We are looking for people across the UK to help us raise awareness of RA and how it affects those living with it.  In particular, we want to reach those people who don’t know about our services so we can offer support. This includes hard to reach communities in disadvantaged areas. You will receive full training and induction to fulfil this role.

Key activities you will be involved in: 

  • contacting local hospitals and GPs to ask if you can send information on NRAS and its services 
  • researching other community groups/locations which people living with RA may access 
  • emailing, posting or taking information to interested parties 

The ideal candidate should be able to commit for a year initially, with 2-3 hours volunteering per week. You would be needed to volunteer during the week anytime between 9am and 5pm.

  • You will be making a real difference to those people affected by RA
  • You will have an opportunity to engage with respected charity
  • You’ll receive a full induction and training programme
  • Ongoing support and supervision
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses as defined in NRAS’s volunteer policy
  • A friendly, engaging and confident approach
  • Good knowledge of your local community
  • An interest in RA and current treatments and research
  • Ideally able to commit for a year initially. This role will involve 2-3 hours volunteering a week
  • Access to a computer and phone

The ideal candidate should be able to commit for a year initially, with 2-3 hours volunteering per week. You would be needed to volunteer during the week anytime between 9am and 5pm.

Due to the pandemic, all roles are currently home-based, but in the future, it will be a combination of home-based and “out in the community” activity.

Click on the button at the bottom of this page, or visit this link: www.nras.org.uk/volunteering

All volunteers will need to provide references. Depending on the nature of throle ,volunteers may also be required to complete a DBS form.