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Benefits of volunteering

Each year around 3,800 people give their time and volunteer for Parkinson's UK.

Whether it's for minutes or weeks, each volunteer is helping the organisation to find a cure and improve life for people affected by Parkinson's.

Find a volunteering opportunity near you

Why volunteer for Parkinson's UK?

I absolutely love volunteering as, even though I have a full-time job, I can still do my bit.

Carole, Brighton and Hove Branch Chair

We are committed to giving you the best volunteering experience possible.

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 within a national 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 of our volunteers say:

I have increased confidence, I've learnt a huge amount about Parkinson's and met some inspiring people.

Suzanne, volunteer self-management facilitator

Carole, Chair of the Brighton and Hove Branch, says, "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."

Suzanne, one of our self-management facilitators says, "I have increased confidence, new and renewed skills.

"Plus I have learnt a huge amount about Parkinson's and met some inspiring people."

Find a volunteering opportunity near you

We have volunteering opportunities all over the UK in our local groups, at fundraising events, in research work, media work and more.

Volunteering opportunities

Get in touch

Email our Volunteering team on [email protected]