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I am Julie, the Volunteer Engagement Manager at Asthma + Lung UK.

Julie sitting with her cat


I am a middle-aged person, with many chronic conditions, one being a grumbly chest.  

When I started having complications with my lung condition, I reached out to Asthma + Lung UK for help and support. They helped me manage my condition, gave me valued information and made me feel that I wasn’t alone. 

Inspired by the support I received, I started as a volunteer with the organisation, then did freelance with the Taskforce for Lung Health and now I am part of the Asthma + Lung UK team which enables me to bring my professional and personal lived experience to help support people with lung conditions in the UK by developing and managing volunteer opportunities. 

There are more than 8 million people in the UK living with a lung condition. We want to reach everyone in all four nations of the UK affected by a lung condition, whether that’s asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease (ILD) or a breathing condition that affects children. If people with a lung condition are struggling to breathe – we want to be there for them. 

That’s where you come in. Whether you have an hour, a day, or a whole month to give, your time will have a real impact on the lives of the people we support. All our volunteer opportunities are flexible, creative and organic.  As a volunteer you will find a safe place to bring our whole self, and where you will be respected and valued.  You can find out more about the volunteering roles at Asthma + Lung UK here.

This is an exciting time for our organisation and we need people like you to support us. So, let’s get our volunteering movement and community into action. Get in touch and join our campaign.

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