Our volunteers are invaluable in our mission to help #StopSepsisNow. So please give of your time, skills and enthusiasm to us to develop new treatments for sepsis. We’re always grateful for anyone who can spare a few hours of their time, even if they can’t commit to volunteering on a regular basis.

If you would like to apply to be a volunteer complete our contact form and tell us how you would like to help?

Here are some of our volunteering opportunities.

Become a Sepsis Research Advocate

As an advocate, you’ll go into local communities and talk about Sepsis Research’s work. It may sound daunting, but with our induction training and support materials, you will be able to give a presentation on the vital work we do. We will help you with your first few talks and, over time, you may build your own contacts and arrange your own talks. This is a role for someone who is organised, enthusiastic and doesn’t mind speaking in front of groups of people.

Become a Fundraising Volunteer

Without fundraising we are unable to carry out our vital sepsis research and awareness campaigns. The scope of a fundraising volunteer can cover anything from placing and collecting cans in your community, to helping organise fundraising events, to starting up a community fundraising group, to approaching local businesses and organisations for funding support or funding partnerships.


Could you help with some administrative tasks? This could involve writing thank you letters, updating a database, ordering materials or merchandise.

Share Your Sepsis Story

We invite people to share their sepsis story, because real life stories are a great way of raising awareness. These stories can be shared as written stories or someone who is interested in being an advocate may want to tell parts of their own story as they talk about sepsis and Sepsis Research.

Volunteer Induction Training

As you will play a vital role, it is important that we provide you with some training before you start, so that you feel fully prepared for your role. Volunteers must attend training prior to starting with us.  The training will include:

What is sepsis?

History and background to the charity


Skills needed for your volunteer roles

Use of materials

Q&A Session