Involvement opportunities

Join our Volunteer Network

People affected by arthritis and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions - as well as family members, friends and partners, can help to shape research in many ways, including:

  • Using their personal experience to help identify research priorities.
  • Working directly with researchers to help design their projects and programmes of research.
  • Supporting researchers to write patient information leaflets or other study materials.
  • Ensuring the voice of people with arthritis is heard charity-wide as well as throughout the research processes.

We provide training and are here to support our network throughout their volunteer journey.

We are also committed to providing equal opportunities to all volunteers, and actively encourage interest from those with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

If you’re interested in helping to shape research at Versus Arthritis and would like to join our volunteer network, please contact us at