All volunteers who work with us are welcomed into our team and find volunteering a rewarding and positive experience. There are many different ways in which you can get involved.
Right now, up and down the country people are volunteering for Kidney Research UK, gaining and developing skills and confidence whilst helping to change the lives of others.
Volunteering opportunities come in all shapes and sizes depending on what you want to get out of the experience. Whether you’d like to meet other people or do your own thing, we want to empower you with the right tools to make a difference.
If you have a few spare hours every month or a day each week, have skills that you can use or are looking to learn new skills, we have a number of volunteer roles suitable for all ages, abilities and interests.
We are looking for a team of volunteers who have experience of kidney disease to join our reader panel. Would you like to help us create accurate, relevant and meaningful content for people at risk of, affected by and living with kidney disease?
We need volunteers who are living with or affected by kidney disease to make sure the materials and resources we create are clear and easy to understand and to provide feedback on how we can make them better. This may include but not be limited to materials such as webpages, articles, flyers, reports or leaflets.
We need people in the community beating the drum and making noise about kidney disease and the importance of research.
We want you to make the most of your local opportunities and be the face of Kidney Research UK in your community. We want you to encourage others to support us with their time, voice and money. The role is not limited to this role description, we want you to be inspired and creative and find your own opportunities that we can support you to achieve.
- Sorting through donations received.
- Creating eye catching displays within the shop.
- Preparing donated items for sale.
- Dealing with customers enquiries and serving customers on the till.
How to apply/for more information:
Call: 0300 303 1100
Bucket collection information:
No current vacancies.
We have an exciting opportunity for the positions of co-chairs, in a voluntary capacity, for the UK Renal Imaging Network (UKRIN). One co-chair should have a clinical/nephrology background, and the other an imaging background (including, but not limited to MRI).
Closing date: 25 July 2021
The London Marathon is coming up on Sunday 3 October 2021 and we need your help to support our runners and join #TeamKidney. We are looking for volunteers to join our London Marathon cheering squad. The louder you are, the better!
The Great North Run is coming up on Sunday 12 September 2021 and we need your help to support our runners and join #TeamKidney.
Would you like to lead and shape the work of this Clinical Study Group? We're looking for a chair who will lead a dynamic and responsive group of clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and scientists from across the UK.
Closing date: 31 July 2021
Meet our volunteer, Jo
"Volunteering has been a much-needed diversion for me! With twin 8 year olds home for lockdown, I have been super busy during the day home schooling the boys and keeping on top of all my other responsibilities. In the evenings I take a bit of decompression time, it has been very therapeutic to use this time to work on projects within the data and insight team at Kidney Research UK.
So far, I have learnt to analyse data in a new way and helped the charity to do some data quality assurance. I love being able to make a difference and learn at the same time. I highly recommend volunteering, the whole team at Kidney Research UK is friendly and so committed to kidney patients like me!" Jo Tarrant, office volunteer.
Do you have what it takes to help support our participants make it through their event? We are looking for volunteers who have a big voice and lots of energy to join us at our cheering stations along event routes.
Volunteer in your community to raise awareness and understanding of kidney disease, organ donation, participation in research or by sharing your experience of living with, or helping others with, kidney disease.
Meet and help customers, sort donations, price goods and arrange the window displays. Our retail volunteers are instrumental in making sure the shops are stocked and open seven days a week.
If you're looking to start your career, change of career, or returning to work; volunteering in our Peterborough office is a great way to experience working in an office environment and build your skills.
Want to sign up to volunteer?
If you'd like to volunteer, fill in our interested in volunteering form to let us know where you are and what kind of volunteering ideas you have.
Got a question? Get in touch.
For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with our Volunteer Manager: