JDRFGet involvedYouth Ambassador Programme

Youth Ambassador Programme

If you’d like to bust the myths and teach people the facts about type 1 diabetes, become a JDRF Youth Ambassador to campaign and act for change.

Being a JDRF Youth Ambassador is an important and exciting role. Whether you hold an event at school or college, use social media to help campaign or talk to your friends about the realities of type 1, you’ll be helping to raise awareness about our cause and encourage people to donate to crucial research.

Watch Jamie Lowe talk about how he supports JDRF

Become a JDRF Youth Ambassador

Choose the Youth Ambassador role that matches your age and learn more about what's involved

Rufus Club - age 8 and below

If you're aged 8 and below, sign up to our Rufus Club to get started on your Youth Ambassador journey

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Type 1 Champions - age 9 to 16 years

If you're aged 9 to 16, sign up to become a Type 1 Champion and help JDRF to fundraise and inform people about type 1

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Type 1 Ambassadors - age 17 to 25

Get valuable experience in campaigning and communications by supporting JDRF to raise awareness about type 1

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Youth Ambassador Lucy Logan

Lucy Logan

“Volunteering is such an important thing to do, and something we should all try to do more of! Supporting charities however you can, whether it’s volunteering, donating or just sharing a post on social media, is so rewarding!

However, meeting and hearing the stories of people who you’re helping, educating yourself about what’s going on in the community and actually seeing how the money raised is being spent are all things that drives me to give up my time and volunteer with JDRF.”

Quick ideas for getting involved

Share type 1 facts

Use social media to make a noise about type 1 diabetes. Add a different type 1 fact as your status each day.

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Quiz your friends

Ask your friends to take our mythsbusting quiz and talk to them about their true and false answers

Check out the quiz

Ideas for events

Running an awareness event at your school or college is a great way to get people talking!

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These information resources have been kindly supported by Lilly.