Our branch is very active and does a lot to support people affected by Parkinson’s. We are totally dependant on the very committed group of enthusiastic volunteers we have who want to make a difference and make things happen for people affected by Parkinson’s in our area.
Some of our volunteers do not have Parkinson’s – they come
along to help because they want to play a role in the local community, helping those whose lives are affected by Parkinson’s.
Whether it’s for minutes or weeks, each volunteer is helping us to improve life for people affected by Parkinson’s in our area.
Why volunteer for Parkinson’s UK?
Every volunteer role is different but they all make a difference to people affected by Parkinson’s in some way.
In many of our roles you will have the opportunity to:
- meet new people and make friends
- develop new and existing skills
- gain experience of working in a charity
- gain the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in your local community
Depending on which role you choose, you might also develop valuable job skills and gain career experience.
We will support you throughout your time volunteering with Parkinson’s UK. This includes a volunteer induction telling you what you need to know.
What’s so good about volunteering?
There is so much to gain by volunteering. Here’s what some Parkinson’s UK volunteers say:
“I have increased confidence, I’ve learnt a huge amount about Parkinson’s and met some inspiring people.
“I absolutely love volunteering as, even though I have a full-time job, I can still do my bit.
“I really enjoy the camaraderie in the team as there are people from all walks of life.
“What brings us together is we all want to support people with Parkinson’s by raising funds for the activities that make such a difference to the members.”
“I have increased confidence, new and renewed skills.
“Plus I have learnt a huge amount about Parkinson’s and met some inspiring people.”