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Working and volunteering for us

Working and volunteering for us

A small organisation that regularly punches above its weight, Action for M.E. is leading, with others, a growing community working to create real change on the scale so urgently needed at a local, national and international level. Our 2016 – 2021 strategy sets out how we meet need now to improve the lives of people with M.E. while taking action to secure change for the future.

*This page has been created to inform people about potential working and volunteering opportunities with our organisation. We do not require the services of recruitment agencies regarding recruitment.*


Amongst those in our team are our amazing volunteers, and we could not achieve what we do without them. We have a number of opportunities for you to become a part of our work. By volunteering for us, you can enhance your skills and experiences whilst also providing crucial support to those affected by M.E. in the UK.


Job title: Action for M.E. Fundraising Volunteer
Salary: Unpaid/volunteer
Hours of work: min 4 hours per week, max 35 hours per week
Location: Keynsham, near Bristol/Bath

As fundraising volunteer you'll be providing assistance in tasks within the community and trust areas of fundraising as well as taking part in Action for M.E. events and campaigns and contributing to the team meetings and huddles. This role would be great for someone looking to gain or build-on experience in fundraising or office administration, we'll provide you with training, support and flexibility to allow you to explore areas of fundraising you're interested in. This role will require good communication skills and an understanding of Microsoft Office suite. We’re looking for someone who has the ability to use their own initiative, work independently and within a team.

For more information and details on how to apply, please download our Fundraising Volunteer Application Pack.


Job title: Action for M.E. Office Volunteer
Salary: Unpaid/volunteer
Hours of work: min 4 hours per week, max 35 hours per week
Location: Keynsham, near Bristol/Bath

We’re looking for a volunteer to join our small, friendly office team at Action for M.E. You’ll be providing assistance to the fundraising, financial and information and support teams in day-to-day administrative tasks as well as taking part in events, campaigns and contributing to team meetings. This role will require basic good communication skills and an understanding of Microsoft Office suite. We’re looking for someone who has the ability to use their own initiative, work independently and within a team. Training and support will be provided throughout and travel costs reimbursed.

For more information and details on how to apply, please download our Office Volunteer Application Pack.


Other volunteering

Much of the work we do is made possible by our fantastic volunteers. Some have been with us for many years, while others gain valuable work experience over shorter periods. Supporting our administrative, communications, marketing, fundraising and support work, some of our volunteers work with us in our Bristol office, while others make their essential contribution from home.

Some key services for our children and young people’s community are led by young volunteers living with M.E. Some contribute to our community forum, helping users feel less isolated and more confident about making connections. Others write to those children and young people severely affected by M.E., without the expectation of a reply.

If you have skills and experience you think we could make the most of, please get in touch.


Pro bono support

A range of medical, research and professional advisors provide an invaluable network of support for Action for M.E. on a pro bono basis.

All have one thing in common: they are hugely valued not just by our staff and Trustees, but also the people with M.E. they help us support. We are immeasurably grateful value for the time and energy they spend enriching our work, and helping us reach even more people affected by M.E.

If this sounds like something you're interested in, please get in touch.


Mentor M.E.

Action for M.E.’s Mentor M.E. peer-support network is a five-year project to develop a network of volunteer peer mentors supporting people living with M.E. in Scotland. If you have direct experience of M.E. (this can include caring for a friend or family member), are aged 18 or over, and live in Scotland, we'd love to hear from you. Find out more.