Reader Volunteer

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Our Reader Volunteers provide feedback on our information resources, including online information and videos.

You do not need to have any specialist training or knowledge, you just need experience of living with Crohn's or Colitis. Maybe you have one of the conditions yourself, or someone close to you is living with Crohn's or Colitis. If you sign up to be a Reader Volunteer you should be able use your experience to comment on our information from a reader's point of view.

As we are a UK based charity, currently we can only accept volunteer applications from people based in the UK. If you are aged under 18 years old, you will need to provide consent from a responsible adult. 

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We are currently not recruiting for this role but do register future interest with us via the enquiry form and we will contact you when recruitment reopens.

What do Reader Volunteers do?

Reader Volunteers are a valuable part of how we write and present our information. Reader Volunteers help us to improve our information, making sure it is relevant and easy to understand.

If you join our panel of Reader Volunteers, we’ll email you new versions of our information and ask for your feedback. How often we send you drafts depends on your expertise and interests, and which information resources are coming up for review. 

When we ask for feedback, we may ask you to answer questions such as:

  • Does the information use jargon or medical terms without enough 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 normally have a couple of weeks to complete your review. If for any reason you cannot complete a review (for example, if you’re unwell or on holiday), you can just let us know and we’ll ask another volunteer.

Have a look at just some of the information Reader Volunteers have helped us to create!

I really enjoy feeling that by giving my personal experience it may help others connect and seek support and advice.

Reader Volunteer

Want to volunteer with us?

We are currently not recruiting for this role but do register future interest with us via the enquiry form and we will contact you when recruitment reopens.


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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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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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