A VOLUNTEER is needed to help a health charity in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

Diabetes UK is looking for a local groups support volunteer to inspire innovation in the local support available for the thousands of people affected by Type 1and Type 2 diabetes.

The charity is looking for a volunteer to assist local groups which help the 36,000 people in Gloucestershire affected by diabetes and the 14,000 in South Gloucestershire.

Work includes education, information, fundraising, peer support, awareness raising, campaigning and prevention work are all major aspects of local group activity.

The new volunteer will work with local groups, helping them plan their exciting futures to support more people affected by the serious condition.

The charity is seeking motivated applicants who have about five or six hours a week to spare, experience in voluntary work and good communication skills.

Susi Calder, Diabetes UK South West voluntary development officer, said: “We are really excited about the potential for this new role to help us boost our support to people affected by diabetes in the South West.

“We are seeking a friendly, dynamic person who thinks strategically and is keen to improve the future of all people with diabetes.”

Email south.west@diabetes.org.uk or call 01823 448260 for further information.