A great way to support our work is by giving some time through volunteering or reviewing our resources.

Volunteer

We're incredibly lucky to have our regular volunteers, Julia and Claire, as part of the ERIC team.  They generously donate their time and provide us with invaluable day-to-day admin support.  

If you have some time to spare, either on a regular or ad-hoc basis, fancy working as part of a friendly team at a time to suit you, and would like to make a real difference to children's lives, then we'd love to hear from you.  There are a number of tasks you could get involved with. Please contact Sharron Gibson, tel: 0117 301 2100, or email: sharron@eric.org.uk for more information.

ERIC is a really friendly place to volunteer and what I do is always appreciated. I love hearing about the the children and families who we help. (Julia Bishop)

Join our Parent and Carer Panel

ERIC's Parent and Carer Panel is a group of parents or carers who have experience of childhood bowel and bladder problems and who want to help shape ERIC's work.

By joining the panel, you'll help us to provide the best service we can for people supporting children with bowel or bladder problems. You'll also help us reach out to other parents and carers with our information and resources.

What will it involve?

From time to time we'll contact you (mainly by email) to:

  • get your opinion on how we can improve our services
  • review and give feedback on the information we provide
  • tell us what new services you'd like us to provide
  • help us develop our online community of parents and carers

You can give as much or as little time as you want.

If you're interested in joining the Parent and Carer Panel, please email alina@eric.org.uk, providing your full name, phone number and postcode. Please also tell us a little about the bowel or bladder issue your child has experienced.

Join our Children's Panel

ERIC's Chidren's Panel is a group of young people aged 10 - 17 who have bowel and bladder conditions. They use their experiences of growing up with a continence problem to help ensure our resources and information for young people are relevant and appropriate.

The members of the panel like to meet up with each other, so ERIC facilitates these meetings, but sometimes the panel review and comment on pieces of work via email. Most of the time meetings take place in Bristol where ERIC is based, but there is no obligation to come to meetings. 

We aren't currently recruiting new members to the panel but hope to do so in the future.