Volunteering

Keep Our NHS Public is the largest and longest running campaign to save the NHS in the UK. We have hundreds of activists working hard in their communities to save their hospitals from closure, stand up for migrant rights in the NHS, and much more besides. You can find out where your nearest local group is here, and get in touch with them about local activities you can get involved in (if you get in touch with a local group and don't hear back, contact the national team).

We can also arrange for individual volunteers to help us in our work. This could involve a range of things, from media work and admin to campaigning, outreach and events management. All of these and more are vital to keep the movement growing. Volunteers with particular skills are always welcome, but that doesn't mean you can't also learn on the job.

As KONP expands we need more help at national level to run the organisation and facilitate the widest range of activism across the country we can. If you want to help support our work at a national level, please get in touch with us today by filling in this form.

What does volunteering for KONP involve?

Volunteering with KONP is a fun way to meet new people from all sorts of backgrounds, while also making a positive difference. Below you can read more about some of the volunteer tasks that are particularly in demand, though you shouldn't feel restricted by these - if you're interested, just fill out the online form and we'll get back to you.

Check out our Volunteer Values here.

Media volunteering

We're always looking for creative people with media and graphics knowledge to help us with our publicity work. This could involve designing leaflets posters or flyers, putting together online graphics, helping run social media accounts, making information videos, and much more. Original photography to help illustrate our website and social media is always welcome too.

Examples of tasks:

  • Graphic Design, (leaflets, memes, gifs etc.)
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Social Media

Campaigns volunteering

Campaigning is what we exist to do, so naturally we're always keen to hear from hands-on people who can help plan and carry out campaigns and spread the word about them.  We're always looking for friendly and proactive people to get out on the street, for leafleting and running stalls on the street or at particular events. For events themselves, we need stewards and registration teams.

Examples of tasks:

  • Leafleting
  • Running stalls
  • Taking registration at events
  • Stewarding

Admin volunteering

Running a campaign organisation like ours means we have to stay on top of a large amount of office admin. Though it's often over-looked, this work is crucial - without it, we would grind to a halt! If you have basic computer and office skills and are friendly and proactive, we're always grateful for a helping hand.

Types of Task:

  • Working on spreadsheets - inputting and sorting information
  • Sorting and answering emails
  • Phone-banking / ring-rounds
  • Posting leaflets and letters

The examples above are not strictly prescriptive - you won't necessarily end up doing everything above, nor would your role be limited to these tasks only. And if you want to help in a different way, we'd still love to hear from you!

What you need to know

  • Volunteering with KONP is a voluntary and unpaid activity, though we can provide reasonable travel expenses if requested.
  • We are committed to our Volunteer Values
  • When volunteering with us you will be asked to read and sign a Volunteer Agreement. You'll be given a hard copy to keep, and we will keep another signed copy. You can read the Volunteer Agreement here in advance.

To contact our national team with any questions about volunteering, email us at campaigns@keepournhspublic.com.