Parkinson's UK local groups offer friendship, support, and numerous activities for people affected by Parkinson's.
In Durham, the group is a core part of the local Parkinson's community. As a committee volunteer you'll help connect people to the group, whilst making sure existing members stay up to date with the activities provided. You could have a hand in arranging activities too, whether it's seated yoga, or a chance for friends and family of those living with Parkinson's to meet - and all activities are open to you too.
You'll build existing connections, and meet new people in your local area, all whilst making a difference to those living with Parkinson's in Durham
The group meets each month, but many of our volunteers undertake parts of their roles from home - at a time that suits you. This is a flexible role, and you could be doing any or all of the tasks on the role description - speak to your staff contact for more detail.
Keep up to date about the news and developments of Parkinson's UK
more widely, sharing these with the group
contributing ideas for fundraising, activities and speakers
sharing experiences with the committee and connecting with the local
helping to prepare for and clear up after group meetings
assisting at fundraising events and any activities arranged by the branch
taking notes / minutes at meetings and events
be a good communicator, as you will be working with a wide range of
Honest; you'll know when to ask for help, or when tasks might be seen as
less important, and able to share that with Parkinson's UK and your group
be collaborative and team focused, as you will take part in regular
meetings and discussions
be motivated and reliable, and able to show patience and empathy when
dealing with sensitive situations
The group meets socially once a month and runs a weekly exercise class. The role is flexible, some tasks can be carried out from home. The meeting location is Newton Hall community centre, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5GU
There is an online induction and data protection training and ongoing support from your local staff contact. Out of pocket expenses can be met by the group funds.
What's in it for you
Play a crucial role in the local Parkinson's community, making new friends
and building connections
You'll be part of a pioneering organisation, committed to finding a cure
and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's - in your local area
Gain valuable organisational, administrative and people skills
Join us to improve life for people affected by Parkinson's