We treasure our volunteers here at Findacure. Even the smallest support can make a big difference to our work; we certainly wouldn’t be in the position we are currently without the commitment and kindness of our volunteers.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us with a range of activities, including marketing, design, communications, fundraising, project organisation, on-the-day support, photography, and scientific advice. Whether you are experienced in these areas or a complete beginner, we are sure to have something to suit your skills, availability, and personal development goals.
To find out more and register your interest, please email [email protected].
Rhiannon volunteered for Findacure from October 2015. Wanting to get experience to add to her CV, she volunteered from her home in London 2-3 days a week writing scripts for a video series on the physiology of rare diseases. She also volunteered on-the-day at our London-based workshops and conference. In March 2016, she was spotted by a recruitment agent who put her forward as a medical and video script writer – she got the job! Read Rhiannon’s blog for more about her experiences.
Rhys had just finished his second year as a medical student at Oxford University when he joined us as a summer intern in 2014. Tasked with engaging more people in rare diseases and Findacure, he had a lightbulb moment: a student essay competition! Rhys spent the summer turning his idea into a full project, and his legacy has lived on: the essay competition is now a very popular and well-renowned part of Findacure’s annual calendar. Rhys also scanned the scientific literature for examples of how rare diseases are fundamental. He summarised his findings in a blog, which can be read here.
While working part-time at a local biomedical company, Jane supported the preparations for our 2016 scientific conference. Putting conference packs and name badges together for 100 attendees is a daunting and time-consuming task for a charity as small as ours – but Jane came to our aid! She made materials at home and put the packs and name badges together in the office, in addition to helping us in London on the day. Jane saved us a lot of time and stress!
Zoe joined Findacure as a volunteer during her time at sixth form in Cambridge. Visiting the office for 90 mins each Wednesday, Zoe helped us with a range of design and event work. Amongst other projects, she designed on our 2015 conference folder, worked on our 2015 impact report, and began developing our fundraising resources pack. Alongside her original intention to complete her International Baccalaureate mandatory CAS hours, she is delighted with the transferable design, communications, and computer skills she’s learned. Read Zoe’s blog for more about her experiences.