There are millions of people in the UK living with lung disease. We’re working to make sure all of them have access to the support they need. But we can’t do it alone and that's why volunteering matters so much to us.
To learn more about how you can contribute and find answers to common volunteer queries, please read our frequently asked questions (FAQ) section.
Other involvement opportunities
Shape the future of respiratory services by contributing your valuable insights and experiences as an individual living with lung conditions.
Join our Respiratory Voices Network and use your experience to improve research into lung conditions.
Your voice can shape research priorities and guide researchers and innovators on what matters most to people living with lung conditions.
Join our Readers Panel to help us create good quality information for the millions of people living with a lung condition who visit our website and download our resources.
See what it's like to be a volunteer
I volunteered for Asthma + Lung UK because I wan to change the whole outlook on asthma and lung diseases within the United Kingdom.
You're raising awareness on a massive, massive condition that doesn't get nowhere near the amount of support and guidance and everything else as the charities get.
I had an asthma attack about four years ago. My late wife suffered from COPD. My sister passed away from a severe asthma attack. Both myself and my husband, who's now sadly passed suffer with COPD.
Volunteering has really opened my eyes to the issues that people in lung conditions face. For many, many young asthmatics, there really isn't very much support after the initial diagnosis. We'll be able to reach parents and children who after going home from the hospital, have nobody. They have no support. So I'm flying the flag now for the carers because I think that that is such an important aspect.
Volunteering is something that is deeply rewarding, both for yourself and for the people you work with.
You've got a voice and you can use your voice. It's about having confidence in yourself with living with a condition and sharing your experiences and knowledge with people. It gives me an understanding of a condition. It gives me a learning curve. You can't get anything more rewarding than that. I wouldn't give it up for anything.
They're really supportive and it's really a great organisation. You meet some great people. We are great. We're all great.