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Our researchers are working on different ways to develop a cure for type 1 diabetes - from growing insulin-producing beta cells in labs to hacking the immune system.
Learn about the technologies that can deliver insulin automatically when needed. And discover the next generation of insulins that are currently being developed.
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Your voice matters! Volunteer and help shape our work to ensure it remains relevant to people living with type 1 diabetes.
Over 140 people with lived experience of type 1 have joined our Insight and Experience Panel and there are a number of ways you can get involved. From reviewing content and policies, to taking part in innovative research projects, your feedback and involvement means a lot and will help make a big difference.
The panel has assisted with providing case studies for NICE consultation responses. It’s also helped understand how JDRF can contribute insight to international initiatives and building consensus on Patient Reported Outcomes among the international research community.
Sign up to be part of our Insight and Experience Panel
Our Event Crew is a team of volunteers working together at JDRF events to help make them run like clockwork and raise as much awareness and money for life-changing research that they can.
Our events vary from large-scale outdoor events like marathons and our flagship JDRF One Walks, to indoor special events like fundraising galas and conferences. Each event is different, but the type of roles you can expect to be involved in are:
If you’re friendly, enthusiastic, organised and want to be part of a flexible and lively team, this could be perfect for you!
Download the Event Crew role description
Sign up to our Event Crew
JDRF Community Ambassadors visit local clinics and healthcare teams to talk about JDRF and our work. This role helps healthcare professionals to become better equipped to support their patients with type 1.
As a result, people with type 1 who are unfamiliar with JDRF are introduced to us. Through ongoing relationships many of those people decide to get involved and support JDRF through fundraising activities to help fund research to treat, prevent and cure type 1 more quickly. In this role you will:
You will receive an induction to JDRF and the Community Ambassador role. As part of your training you will receive information about our resources and examples of our information packs so you’ll feel confident to share this with healthcare teams.
Please note that the Community Ambassador role requires weekday daytime availability.
Locations currently recruiting for:
Download the Community Ambassador role description
Sign up to be a Community Ambassador
Office support roles can involve a regular commitment or volunteering on a one-off project and include:
Volunteering in our offices is a chance to use your existing skills, learn new ones and be part of our dedicated team working together to fund the cure for type 1.
Opportunities for office support volunteers are mostly in London, but occasionally we have some roles available in our regional offices in Birmingham and Leeds.
Sign up to be an office volunteer
Do you have a skill that could help us or do you work for a company that can support us through pro bono work?
We’re a rapidly growing charity which means that we sometimes need to tap into the expertise of professions beyond our usual remit.
This could be anything from agency/consultancy support to a professional photographer to capture an event or the loan of a company’s meeting room.
We have a skills bank which you can register your skills on, these could include:
Sign up to share a skill
Please let us know if you have a skill not listed as we would still appreciate your support. Contact our volunteering team by emailing email@example.com
Taking part in research is one way you can help us cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes, whether it’s by answering questionnaires, taking part in interviews or joining a clinical trial.
We offer a wide array of roles across research, policy, fundraising, communications, human resources, finance, operations and administration teams across the UK.