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  • Volunteer

    Would you like to help CICRA in our aim of a healthy future for children and young people with IBD?  We are a small team, so there are many ways in which you could help, and you will be hugely appreciated.

    If you live in or near Sutton in Surrey (SW London) and would like to give a few hours on a voluntary basis, please ring 020 8949 6209 or email support@cicra.org

    Our office can always make use of local volunteers, such as with administration, or newsletter mailings or Christmas cards, so please ring the office to discuss this or any other help that you can offer.

    If you don’t live nearby but would like to help, there are other opportunities available, from ensuring clinics in your region have information, to being the voice of families and children at meetings with NHS providers or other charity organisations.

    Supporting patients and families

    Lots of different ways you can help, from visiting clinics in your region and speaking to patients at IBD clinic days, helping us provide feedback on health services and representing families at national level to improve care. You could also help by checking GP surgeries and hospitals have our most recent information, or helping us set up support groups around the UK or signposting people to our support by raising awareness within your local community.

    Office-based admin duties

    Lots of ways to help, such as answering calls, typing letters, mailing patient, teacher and children’s packs, researching and confirming contact details for medical professionals, help with bookings for information days and events, help to update our database and supporting projects with tasks.

    Fundraising support

    Preparing and posting supporter fundraising packs, writing to companies to seek support, writing to Rotary clubs and community organisations or local business groups to ask for support, arranging cheque collections, seeking out new opportunities and researching other charities

    Digital and web

    Support our work by providing good quality, interesting content for our social media and new website. Help compile case studies for us to use to show the impact of IBD on children, young adults and families. Prepare content for use and design presentations to run on our Youtube channel. If you have photography and video skills, these could be especially useful.

    Events support

    Support children with crohns and colitis by supporting events such as Family Information Days by helping set up and being there on the day to lend a hand, or cheering fundraisers at running or outdoor events.

    To find out more, please contact us or fill in our CICRA Volunteer Reg Form 2017.