Volunteer for Parkinson's UK at the World Parkinson Congress 2013
20 February 2013
We're inviting people affected by Parkinson's to apply for a limited number of
volunteer opportunities at this year's World Parkinson Congress in
Volunteering at the World Parkinson Congress will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see international research at first hand.
Emily Hughes, our Research Support Network manager
The World Parkinson Congress (WPC) will take place 1-4 October
We'll be sending a small delegation of staff and volunteers
to Montréal to highlight the work of Parkinson's UK and to gather
information about best practice from around the world.
The congress happens every 3 years and aims to bring
the international Parkinson's community together to discuss
advances in research, and bring us ever closer to a cure.
In 2010 the Congress came to Glasgow.
What will volunteers do?
Volunteers will need to represent Parkinson's UK by:
- helping on our stand at the congress
- attending sessions and workshops
- contributing to social media
- networking with other organisations
- helping us to share what we've learnt after the event
Hughes, our Research Support Network manager and our volunteer
co-ordinator for the congress, comments:
"People affected by Parkinson's are at the heart of everything
"Volunteering at the World Parkinson Congress - whether you're a
person with Parkinson's, a carer, or a family member - will be a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see international research at
Image right: Our chief executive, Steve Ford, who'll be part
of the 2013 Parkinson's UK delegation
Find out more and how to apply
Full details of the World Parkinson
Congress volunteer roles
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, 29
If you're a member of one of our local
groups, this information has also been sent out to you this
week in our Network News bulletin.
Other ways to get involved with the World Parkinson
are other ways for you to get involved, whether you go
to Canada or you're in the UK - from entering a
video competition, to keeping up-to-date with developments
and spreading the word.
More about the congress and how to get