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We are always looking for people to get involved and contribute to our work as a Volunteer. There are plenty of ways in which you can make a difference.
For more information on getting involved as a volunteer contact us.
LIVE volunteering offers the opportunity to get involved on a more ad hoc basis.
As a LIVE volunteer all we ask is that you contribute by distributing information about the work of the Anaphylaxis Campaign a few times a year. You could get involved by delivering our posters to locally to libraries, community centres, schools, GP surgeries, sports centres and other appropriate public places. We will send you the pack of posters: all you need to do is use your local knowledge to help us raise awareness across the U.K.
There is no obligation to help more than you have time to and we are open to suggestions as to how you think we may operate most effectively in your local area.
We are always looking for willing and dedicated volunteers to run a local Support Groups.
Support groups are an excellent way to meet others who are themselves living with, or who have a child living with severe allergy, in an informal setting to share advice and experiences. You do not need any previous experience, only the willingness to run your group with the help and advice of representatives of the Anaphylaxis Campaign.
We are always happy to provide information to help you to set up a local Coffee Morning. More ad hoc than a Support Group, these gatherings can provide invaluable support and advice in a relaxed and informal environment and can also provide opportunities for fundraising
There are many ways to fundraise locally and help support our work. We’d love to hear your ideas.
By getting involved with the campaigning work of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, you are in good company!
We work with the National Allergy Strategy Group (NASG) to lobby for improved NHS allergy services. We also liaise closely with the Department of Health and other government departments to raise awareness of independent patient cases and allergic disease.
Come along and get involved in promoting our work by helping out at an event. You could help man a stand, hand out literature or get involved in many other ways.
Get involved in the work we do from our Head Office in Farnborough. We very much value the role of Volunteers in helping deliver on many different projects where additional resource provides invaluable help. Working with us can also provide work experience and add to your CV. If you feel you have valuable skills to offer please get in touch.
Working with us as a Volunteer is by no means limited to the above. The Anaphylaxis Campaign has a highly skilled staff and Board of Trustees, but is always keen to talk to anyone who may have skills which can help.
Our Factsheets on more than a dozen of the most prevalent allergens are regularly reviewed, in accordance with Information Standard guidelines. One of the most vital elements of this review process is the involvement of people who are affected by the allergen, in reading drafts of revised Factsheets for us. We need them to help us make sure that they are readable, clear and comprehensive. We’re often in need of lay reviewers for the less common of these allergens, eg. mustard, sesame, kiwi, etc.
If you or anyone in your family is severely allergic to any of the less common allergens please do get in touch with us via email@example.com if you are interested in being a lay reviewer.
Don’t take our word for it; here is what our Volunteers say:
"I volunteered to do some work at the Anaphylaxis Campaign's head office in order to gain some vital work experience in marketing and PR. I found the experience extremely useful and interesting, and became involved in a wide range of activities that ensured I gained an insight into the work that they do." - Hannah Neenan (Student)
Sarah Chapman is the mother of 4 children; her son has multiple allergies "I started volunteering my time, when my son was quite young. Running a support group gave me the chance to meet others with children with allergies. The Anaphylaxis helpline gave me so much information and support that it seemed logical to support the Campaign undertaking a whole range of activities to raise money and promote the Campaign".
For more information on any of the above contact Mandy East on Tel: 01252 893850.