Volunteer

What is volunteering?

Our volunteers play a vital role in raising funds and raising awareness about the pain of arthritis. We couldn't operate without them.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • develop and share your skills
  • meet new people
  • work with a team that's passionate about making a difference.

However you choose to donate your time, your contribution will help us to transform lives and find a cure for arthritis.

Get collecting

Collections are a really great way to raise much-needed funds and also raise awareness about arthritis in your area. You can collect at a local store or perhaps take responsibility for collection tins in public spaces like shops or pubs in your area.

Got a big event coming up in your town? Why not ask if you can hold a collection for Versus Arthritis? You can enlist the help of friends and family for the day to help you raise even more!

To register your interest in organising or supporting a collection, complete our volunteer registration form below.

Become a volunteer fundraising representative

If you’re as passionate as we are about our fight against arthritis and would like to make a difference in your area, why not give your time as a volunteer fundraising representative? This is a varied role and there are lots of ways that you'd be able to help us raise money to find a cure and increase awareness of the important work that the charity does.

Being a volunteer fundraising representative is all about helping us grow, encourage and inspire communities across the UK that are committed to fighting the pain of arthritis and creating change for the people living with that pain every day.

Whether you’d be happy to say a few words of thanks at an event on our behalf, meet with community groups, scout potential opportunities for us to fundraise, or promote our work in your area, you can help us find a cure for arthritis.

To register your interest in becoming a volunteer fundraising representative, complete our volunteer registration form below.

Organise your own event

Organising your own fundraising activity can be fun, and it really helps to make a difference. Organise a walk, a run, a pub quiz, live music or a ball. Whatever you decide to do, we’ll be on hand to support you every step of the way.

To register your interest in organising your own event, complete our volunteer registration form.

Help shape our research activities

If you have experience of some form of arthritis – as someone with arthritis, a carer, family member or friend – and would like to help us to make sure that the research we fund is of the highest standard and relevance to people with arthritis, why not become a Patient Insight Partner?

Find out more about the role of Patient Insight Partners and register your interest by completing our volunteer registration form below.

Support our online community

Our online forum is a buzzing community of people supporting each other, sharing experiences and creating conversation around living with arthritis. 

We're looking for volunteers to become moderators of the forum. Your role will be to oversee that the forum is used appropriately and that there's a safe and comfortable environment for people to chat.

Find out more about being a volunteer moderator.

Volunteer in your community

We have other volunteering opportunities through our local groups. Find out more about volunteering in your community.

How we support our volunteers

We want our volunteers to have a great experience working with us. You'll receive plenty of advice and support from the team, including your Arthritis Research UK materials.

Our supporters are at the heart of everything we do and our volunteering opportunities are flexible around you. Supporting Arthritis Research UK as a volunteer, you'll know that every hour you spend supporting us means that we can get closer to transforming the lives of people with arthritis.

You can also contact the community fundraising team on localfundraising@arthritisresearchuk.org or 0300 790 0405. We’d love to hear from you.

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