Lorraine - Office Volunteer

Office Volunteer

"You will find you are doing something very worthwhile for the community."

Shortly after retiring, I decided I wanted to volunteer to do something worthwhile in the local community. I attended a volunteer event and met a representative from Crohn’s & Colitis UK. He talked about Crohn’s and Colitis and inspired me to try and help in some way as a volunteer.

When you volunteer you will be joining a team of people committed to supporting people with Crohn’s and Colitis and improving their lives. You will find the work interesting and, at the same time, you will find you are doing something very worthwhile for the community.

For those considering volunteering with Crohn's & Colitis UK I would say just do it!

Office Volunteer

I have learnt so much about the disease – which I knew nothing about before volunteering. In my daily life, I have come across so many people with Crohn’s and Colitis and can now understand their issues more clearly and point them in the right direction to get the support they need from Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

My most memorable moment as a volunteer was for what I thought was for a couple of photos to be taken by the marketing team, but to my surprise, arrived to a “photoshoot” with role play scenarios. I enjoyed the session which gave Crohn’s and Colitis a bank of photos to use. It is still a surprise to see myself in leaflets!

Want to volunteer with us?

We are currently not recruiting for this role but do register future interest with us


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Helpline service


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:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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