Our Reader Volunteers provide feedback on our information, ensuring that we provide clear, relevant and helpful information for people with Crohn's and Colitis.
Our Reader Volunteers provide essential feedback on our information, ensuring that it is clear, relevant and helpful for people with Crohn's or Colitis.
You don't need to have any special knowledge or training to join our panel of Reader Volunteers – you just need to have experience of living with Crohn's or Colitis or be a family member of someone who lives with Crohn's or Colitis, and be willing to use your experience to comment on our information from a reader's point of view.
What do Reader Volunteers do?
If you join our panel of Reader Volunteers, we’ll email you a draft information sheet or booklet every 2-3 months along with some questions to answer while reviewing.
We may ask you, for example:
- Does the information use jargon or medical/scientific terms without sufficient explanation?
- Is there anything missing that you feel should be included?
This is not a writing, editing or proofing role, so we don’t ask you to comment on the grammar or punctuation.
You’ll have a couple of weeks to complete your review. If for any reason you can’t complete a review (for example, if you’re unwell or on holiday), you can just let us know and we’ll ask another volunteer.
How to join
We are always in need of volunteers to help us review publications. If you're interested in becoming a Reader Volunteer, please click below for our enquiry form and we'll send you more information.
If you have any questions about the role, or about our information, please email the Knowledge & Evidence Team.
Meet our Reader Volunteers
I really enjoy feeling that by giving my personal experience it may help others connect and seek support and advice.
If someone with Crohn's or Colitis benefits from reading an information leaflet that I have helped to develop then that makes it all worthwhile.