Local Networksare teams of volunteers that raise awareness in their communities by hosting educational, information, social and fundraising events.
Our 50 Local Networks are teams of volunteers that operate across the UK bringing local people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis together and raising awareness of the conditions with members of the public. From educational talks to social events, we help give people the comfort and confidence to live freer and fuller lives. And together, we can make our voice heard
They want to reach more people affected by Crohn's and Colitis as well as help the general public to better understand the conditions.
Our Local Networks are a great way to get involved in your community. There are 50 of these volunteer teams based across the UK that raise awareness, host social and educational events, and fundraise.
Each network has four main volunteer roles: Lead Volunteer, Finance Volunteer, Awareness Volunteers and Medical Advisors, as well as Local Network Event Volunteers who support events on a Ad Hoc basis.
Volunteering is very flexible, and whatever interests, experience or skills you have, there are many ways to give your time. Typically teams would meet 6 times a year to plan activities and individuals might spend 2-4 hours per week volunteering.
To learn more about the opportunities available in your Local Network please check out the role descriptions listed below.
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).