Volunteer with us

Become a Findacure volunteer and every minute of your time will help to transform the lives of people affected by rare diseases

If you want to get involved and have a little spare time to give, why not join our fantastic team?

What can you expect from volunteering with Findacure?

  • Dedicated support from the Findacure team
  • The chance to make new friends and gain new skills
  • Valuable experience in the charity sector
  • The knowledge that you are making a difference to the lives of rare disease patients and their families

We treasure our volunteers here at Findacure. Even the smallest support can make a big difference and our work would not be possible 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.

Don’t just take our word for it. Meet our volunteers.

Ike

Ike

Ike volunteered in our office as a summer intern.

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Ike joined Findacure for three weeks as a summer intern during her time at Royal Holloway University London. As an aspiring scientific writer, Ike was eager to help us by editing and rewriting learning courses for our e-learning portal. She is delighted that volunteering with us has improved her writing skills, scientific knowledge, and professional confidence. Read Ike’s blog for more about her experiences.

Rhys

Rhys

Rhys was the brains behind Findacure’s essay competition.
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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.
Jane

Jane

Jane supported preparations for our 2016 conference.

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While working part-time at a local biomedical company, Jane supported the preparations for our 2016 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!
 Rhiannon

Rhiannon

Rhiannon wrote scripts for a video series on physiology.

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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.

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If you would like to volunteer with us, please register your interest using the form below and a member of the Findacure team will be in touch as soon as possible.

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