At the Anaphylaxis Campaign our volunteers are vital in the reviewing process of our Factsheets and Knowledgebase articles, if you have an eye for detail and would like to get involved we would love to hear from you!
Why volunteer as a Lay Reviewer?
Volunteering as a Lay Reviewer is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills in proof reading which would be a great addition to your CV.
What would you be doing?
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 those who are affected by the allergen. In reading drafts of revised Factsheets for us they are helping us to make sure the information is readable, clear and comprehensive. We’re often especially in need of lay reviewers for the less common of these allergens, including. mustard, sesame, kiwi, etc.
Need some more persuading?
“I have been a member of the Anaphylaxis Campaign since the age of 6 when I was first diagnosed with treenut allergy. Since then unfortunately my allergies have grown to now include several foods, drugs as well as exercise-induced anaphylaxis and the Anaphylaxis Campaign has been a key lifeline for me and my family throughout. I now work in allergy research and when I started my PhD in food allergy a couple of years ago I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to become more involved with the charity and be able to share some of my knowledge and personal experiences with other fellow members.” –Harriet
If you or anyone you know living with severe allergies or anaphylaxis and would be interested in reviewing our Factsheet please email [email protected] stating which allergies are applicable to you. We will then be in touch as and when an article relevant to you is being revised.