If you are interested in supporting Mast Cell Action through volunteering, we have opportunities in communications, our patient support programmes, medical research/liaison, and operations management.
Some of our volunteers have a vested interest in the disease (i.e. they or they know someone who suffers from the syndrome), others just want to provide their expertise and skills to the charity in order to give back to the community.
We are able to be flexible with any time donated to the charity and would welcome the opportunity to discuss the opportunities available in more detail.
Please contact us for further information or to have a chat.
Mast Cell Action volunteer, Jasmine, shares her volunteering story:
"Hello! My name is Jasmine Maria Cutajar, a recent addition to the social media department at Mast Cell Action. Apart from my role here at Mast Cell Action, I am also a full-time Master’s student at Cardiff University where I am finishing my studies in media and politics. Moving away from my native country of Malta during the pandemic has been quite challenging with lockdowns and restrictions. Last October I found myself alone and in a new city unsure of what to do next alongside my studies and away from university life. I have never been one to shy away from a challenge, however, the pandemic added a layer of uncertainty in my plans of socialisation in my new home.
As a final year student, I felt unsure on what comes next for me and decided that volunteering would be a great way of discovering what I want to do next when it came to my career. Whilst my role in the social media department is something new to me, I am grateful for the trust entrusted in me by both Joy and Claire. My prior knowledge in social media came from spending hours reading, watching YouTube videos and growing up in an era filled with social media. I also run my own personal account which is something I’ve grown over the past 6 years and have learnt a lot of tricks that I now use in this role. With Joy’s supervision I have been able to learn new techniques and methods in creating new content which is now being posted on all of MCAS social media platforms. Whilst this is my second time volunteering, I believe that it would be a missed opportunity for anyone to not offer their knowledge to organisations such as Mast Cell Action and help bring awareness to a worthwhile cause. Volunteering for Mast Cell Action has taught me skills which I am hoping will help me figure out what is the best career for me to follow once I am done with my studies."
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