LETTER: School speaker volunteers needed

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We are recruiting for volunteers to work on the new Diabetes UK School Speaker scheme in Sussex.

We are looking for school speaker volunteers to help raise awareness of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes by presenting to students and teachers in their local communities on behalf of Diabetes UK.

Volunteers should be friendly and enthusiastic and must be able to commit to at least one talk every two months for at least one year.

They will need to proactively promote the hour long presentations locally by approaching schools and local education authorities. The school speaker volunteers should have experience of talking to groups of children however training will be provided to educate speakers about diabetes and Diabetes UK and assistance offered to develop presentation skills. Presentations and information material will also be provided. This role is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference by helping teachers and children recognise the signs of diabetes, understand the support available to schools and the care young people can expect once they have been diagnosed.

To apply please call Diabetes UK South East Office on 01372 720 148 or email south.east@diabetes.org.uk and the closing date is 8 July.

Michaela Wragg

Volunteer development

manager, Diabetes UK South East Region

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