Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?
People like you are helping the nation to enjoy better bone health and supporting people to live well with osteoporosis, right across the UK.
Our amazing volunteers are involved in a huge range of ways - from hosting public information events and running support groups, to sharing their experiences and raising funds.
The COVID-19 pandemic means we can’t meet face-to-face right now, but there are still ways you can help. We are particularly looking for people who are confident using IT and can help us to support our groups with online events. If you’d like to make a real difference to people living with osteoporosis by donating your time and talent, please get in touch.
Community Advocate Network
We're looking for a group of people who are willing to share their own experiences of living with osteoporosis (or as a family member, friend, or carer of someone with the condition) to help promote our work. As part of this Community Advocate Network, you may be invited to take part in:
- research projects
- media and public affairs work
- local initiatives
No particular skills and experience are needed to join the network, and you can choose which projects you would like to take part in - so being a member of the network involves no specific time commitment. If you decide to take part in any activities, you will be given support and any relevant training.
We're looking for friendly, supportive people with experience in using IT to help fellow volunteers run online meetings for people in their community living with osteoporosis. Our volunteers are skilled at running face to face meetings, but some need a little help and support to manage their meetings online.
We don’t expect you to be an expert, but IT confidence and a willingness to learn and share knowledge are key, as are good communication skills.
Get in touch with the team if you would like to have a chat to find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01761 473112. Or, if you think this is the role for you, please complete an application form and return it to email@example.com
Do you have a bit of time to spare to help organise events locally?
Once face-to-face meetings become possible again, there will be more opportunities to support the ROS locally as a volunteer. From booking rooms and speakers, to helping to raise awareness of osteoporosis and the ROS in your local area - as well as raising precious funds to support the work of the ROS, there are lots of ways you could help support others affected by osteoporosis in your community.
We also know that once the pandemic is over, there will continue to be a need to support people online as part of a blended approach with our face-to-face meetings.
If you're interested in getting involved with an existing support group, starting one up locally, or just helping out on an ad hoc basis – online or face-to-face, just get in touch with the Volunteer Engagement Team to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
What our volunteers say:
It feels so rewarding to help other people and I get a huge amount of satisfaction from volunteering with the ROS. I've also learned a lot more about osteoporosis, which has boosted my confidence and helped me to better manage my own bone health.
- Gill, ROS volunteer
"It's given me something new and interesting to get my teeth into, a sense of pride, and of being valued."
- Jeannie, ROS volunteer
Find out more in our blog, "Meet our Volunteers".