My volunteer induction

Work through my volunteer induction to find out everything you need to know about starting your volunteering with Parkinson's UK.

How do I use my volunteer induction?

Whether you're helping out at a one-off event or volunteering longer-term for Parkinson's UK, this induction is for you.

It has 4 main modules, written by volunteers for volunteers. The modules feature quizzes, videos and various scenarios to help support you in your volunteering.

Talk to your staff contact to find out which parts to complete for your role. Email [email protected] if you're not sure who your staff contact is.

It's up to you which order you do the modules in, and not all of them will be relevant to what you're doing.

Why should I use the volunteer induction?

Volunteers like you are as vital to Parkinson's UK as researchers and nurses - we couldn't do our work without you. We hope this induction helps you feel inspired, supported and informed.

The induction will help you understand:

  • your role and how we'll support you
  • what we do and what Parkinson's is
  • why you're integral to our work to find a cure for Parkinson's and improve life for everyone living with the condition
  • policies such as health and safety

Welcome from Frank and Suzanne

Hear all about the benefits of my volunteer induction from Parkinson's UK volunteers Frank and Suzanne in this short video. 

My volunteer induction is also available as a PDF to download, for volunteers who don't have internet.

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My volunteer induction handbook (PDF, 6.3MB)

Find a volunteer role for you

From cheering on our marathon runners to running a local group, there are so many ways you can volunteer. Join us today!

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