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.

We are ambitious and we want to build a strong community of volunteers across the UK. Whatever interests, experience or skills you have, there are many ways to volunteer your time, so if you’ve got plenty of enthusiasm we’d love to hear from you.

Please click the links to the roles below to learn more and enquire for each one - We can't wait to see how you choose to make a big difference and help us become stronger together. 

Local Networks  |  Reader Volunteer  |  Virtual Social Event Host  | WALK IT  |  Event Volunteer  |  Office  |  Research Panel  |  Research Champion  |  Speakers  |  Trustee

Local Networks

We are currently not recruiting for this role.

Local Networks are teams of volunteers that raise awareness in their communities by hosting educational, information, social and fundraising events. They want to reach more people affected by Crohn's and Colitis as well as help the general public to better understand the conditions. Each network has four main volunteer roles: Lead VolunteerFinance VolunteerAwareness Volunteers and Medical Advisors, as well as Local Network Event volunteers who support events on a Ad Hoc basis. 

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Reader Volunteer

Our Reader Volunteers provide feedback on our information sheets, booklets and digital versions of our information - including online information and videos. You don’t need to have any specialist training or knowledge, you just need to be someone with experience of living with Crohn's or Colitis, or a family member of someone who is living with Crohn's or Colitis.

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Virtual Social Event Host and Co-host

Our Virtual Social Event Hosts and Co-hosts offer people affected by Crohn's or Colitis the chance to join a virtual social event with others across the UK.

The events are a chance to chat, share experiences and potentially learn from others.

Each event may have a specific topic but the overall discussion will be driven by what those attending wish to talk about. 

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Event Volunteer

We are currently not recruiting for this role.

Event Volunteers help out at select marathons and running events all over the UK – Edinburgh, Brighton & London marathons as well as the Great North Run in Newcastle. Volunteers in this role support our staff to provide hospitality to participants before and after races and cheer them on! 


Sadly, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our WALK IT events in 2021.

With the continued uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic and the impact on mass gatherings and events, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer you the event experience that you know and love. We know that this will be disappointing news for many of you, however the health, safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers, staff, and suppliers is paramount.

However, you will be pleased to know that we will be hosting My WALK IT once again this June, bringing it back even bigger and better!

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We are currently not recruiting for this role.

Office volunteers help maintain the smooth running of our central office in Hatfield. Through administrative, office and IT tasks, our volunteers support the essential work of the charity during our office opening hours.

Research Panel

To ensure that we fund only the highest quality research, all research grant applications must go through our rigorous Peer Review process which has been certified as best practice by the Association of Medical Research Charities. We have two Research Awards Panels which undertake the review and assessment of our grant applications: the Medical Research Awards Panel; and the Living with IBD Research Awards Panel.

From time to time we need to appoint new members to refresh the composition of our Awards Panels and/or to increase the diversity and breadth of expertise or experience on those Panels. 

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Research Champions

We are currently not recruiting for this role but do register future interest with us via the button below.

The role of a Research Champion is to be part of a research project, attending meetings, sharing their own views and experiences, as well as representing the Crohn’s and Colitis community. We meet regularly with our research champions to keep up to date with the projects, share learning between projects and to share insight from Crohn’s & Colitis UK with the research projects. Research Champions also support us in raising awareness of research, how to get involved and why they enjoy taking part. 

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We are currently not recruiting for this role but do register future interest with us via the button below.

Our Speakers respond to requests from communities, businesses and educators all across the UK to deliver speeches, congratulate fundraisers and most importantly promote awareness of Crohn's and Colitis and the important work we do.

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Recruitment for trustees is currently closed but do register future interest. 

We welcome applications particularly those that give us the opportunity to widen the diversity of the Board.

Our Board of Trustees are responsible at a governance level for the general control and management of the administration of the Charity. Trustees are legally responsible for the organisation and also ensure we have a clear strategy linked to our vision. 

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If you are unsure who to contact, or would like to speak generally to a member of the Volunteering Team, please do feel contact them on 01727 734475 or email volunteering@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk.