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Volunteer for Pain Concern

You can help Pain Concern by donating your time and your skills. Volunteering gives you the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and help people in pain get the support they need.  

We welcome volunteers at Pain Concern from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of skills and experiences.  

Have a look at our FAQ below to learn more about what volunteering for Pain Concern involves. 


Pain Concern is a member of Helplines Partnership – this means we have met the relevant criteria to become part of the membership

Current Volunteer Vacancies

Radio and Publications Research Assistant VolunteerFull DetailsApplication Form

We are looking for an inquisitive and and persevering individual to join our research team. Our team works to produce well informed, relevant and useful content for those living with pain.

Are you seeking employment in publishing or radio journalism and need practical experience?  This voluntary role provides an opportunity to gain and develop skills whilst doing something worthwhile. Previous volunteers have gone on to gain employment in the media industry, including the BBC. As a Research Assistant Volunteer, you will be a member of our production team and assist our Managing Editor. You will also assist a professional broadcast journalist. By joining us you will join a fast-growing and respected service. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I gain from volunteering? 

You can gain experience to help build your career and confidence as it can help you build a real sense of achievement. 

The opportunity to develop skills. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practise using your skills and discover hidden talents. 

Meet new people.

Satisfaction of giving a valuable service to the community. 


Do I need to have previous experience of the role? 

Depending on the selection process we will be looking at different kinds of backgrounds and/or studies. However, we always provide induction and training and will have a team/team-leader supporting you during your volunteering journey. 


How do I apply? 

There are lots of ways you can volunteer for Pain Concern. We have a range of roles which we would appreciate your support with. It all depends on what skills you have and how much time you’ve got to give.  

For current vacancies please see section above, for more information please email hr@painconcern.org.uk.

All volunteer roles at Pain Concern are subject to our Volunteering Agreement. 


Can I volunteer if I have used Pain Concern services before? 

You can volunteer if you have used our services before. At Pain Concern we value if you have experienced chronic pain yourself or through someone you care about. We think it can give you some insight although it is not a requirement.  


Can I volunteer from home? 

We encourage flexibility and all our roles can be carried out from home. Many of our roles you can volunteer at a time that works best for you. 


Can I claim expenses? 

Yes, you will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses such as travel. More details on this, once you start volunteering. 


Can I volunteer with Pain Concern if I have a criminal record? 

We actively promote equality of opportunity for all and welcome applications from a wide range of applicants. Pain Concern is committed to safeguarding those that use our services, which includes references checks. However, for volunteers in the Helpline it is regulated work so we require a successful PVG check.

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