Volunteer with us
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.
Help at an event
We have a range of events that take place across the UK. You could play a vital role in making these events happen in your local area.
You can help our challengers cross the finish line by:
joining our cheer squad
With lots of activity on the day and a great atmosphere, there are plenty of ways to lend a hand.
To register your interest and find out what events are in your area, complete our
volunteer registration form. 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 Arthritis Research UK? 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. 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. 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 at one of our charity shops
Our shop staff are always looking for volunteers to help them prepare and display donated stock so it’s ready for sale, help customers and promote the charity’s work.
If you can spare a minimum of three hours a week and would like to volunteer, complete our
volunteer registration form.
Please note we don't have any involvement in the Work Programme. For more information, please read
Arthritis Research UK and the Work Programme. 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. Volunteer registration form
Keeping you updated:
Arthritis Research UK (and our trading company) would like to keep you updated about our vital research, news and fundraising for people with arthritis. We'll never pass on your details for third parties to contact you and you can change your preferences at any time.
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