Kelsea - Virtual Social Event

Kelsea - Virtual Social Event
Kelsea - Virtual Social Event

"It truly is so rewarding to be part of something that visibly makes an impact"

I have volunteered for Crohn's & Colitis UK for a number of years, starting on their support line and more recently as part of the readers’ panel. I facilitate workshops outside of the charity and thought it would be great to put that skill to use with Crohn's & Colitis UK, but most importantly, I have a passion to help others, and by doing this I can help bring people together and assist in them getting the support from like-minded people. Most of us thanks to COVID are now very familiar with the power of technology and it excited me to see this being used in a way to support those with Crohn's or Colitis.

I love the variety that comes from the virtual social events. Every event that I host is different; we talk about different topics, share unique stories, and genuinely help others. It truly is so rewarding to be part of something that visibly makes an impact; be that to someone newly diagnosed who just doesn’t know where to turn, to an experienced individual with Crohn's or Colitis who has been met with a new hurdle that they want to talk to others about. I also love to virtually meet new people and hear their stories, and learn from them.

I love the variety that comes from the virtual social events. Every event that I host is different.

Virtual Social Event Volunteer

This is a great role if you want to volunteer from your home at pre-decided times that suit you, in a way which you know will impact at least one person each time you join the meeting. If you like having a chat with others and want to support others to feel empowered to do the same, this is a great opportunity for you.

Hosting the first ever virtual event for parents and carers whose child has Crohn's or Colitis is probably my highlight so far. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the events I have hosted but being part of this event was brilliant; it really opened my eyes to the differing needs of parents vs. patients and I could see the genuine need for events like these, so finishing that event left me feeling so rewarded and grateful that this event happened for the parents and carers.

Want to volunteer with us?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills and make a difference to everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.


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We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

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