Together We Can Make A Difference:
Volunteering with the Diabetes Group IOW – We Can’t Do This Without You.
Diabetes Group IOW aims to provide support for over 9000 people with diabetes on the Isle of Wight.
Diabetes Group IOW are here to share helpful information, raise awareness of diabetes, provide a platform for discussion and to campaign for the care and services that you need.
With your help, we can get the message out to people with diabetes on the island. You may not have diabetes yourself, but might have an interest in volunteering with us or you might care about someone who does have diabetes.
“I am really enjoying volunteering with Diabetes Group IOW! As a fellow diabetic, it’s great to be able to share my knowledge and experiences to help others, as well as getting to know other diabetics going through similar experiences to myself. It’s lovely to see the group growing with more volunteers from the Isle of Wight community”. Lisa Creggwood.
All you need is a desire to engage and help others. There are several areas that need volunteer’s support , including:
- Helping with distribution of our magazine. This usually goes to several locations, GP surgeries,
several locations at St Mary’s Hospital, some island pharmacies and island libraries. At present we are distributing our magazine electronically to ensure peoples’ safety.
- Help to support our events and regular drop in sessions (usually only a couple of hours) – at present usually these take place in Ryde, Newport or Freshwater. During the pandemic we will be providing events via Zoom, so people can continue to stay safe.
Interested in Volunteering?
If you are interested in volunteering or joining our committee, then please get in touch by:
Facebook: Diabetes Group IOW
Write to: Diabetes Group IOW, 40
Gordon Road, Newport, PO30 2EU