Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our in-person events and activities were suspended. Some of our in-person events and activities are now restarting. We're phasing a gradual return.
If you’re thinking about restarting an activity, we have a range of information to support you. Contact your local staff member who will book a call with you to work through the right decision. They will guide you through a flowchart that has been co-designed by volunteers and staff. Together you can establish if your activity should return in person just now. Get started on Assemble, your volunteer portal.
Want to keep things virtual? If you already know that you do not want to, or cannot yet return to in person activities, you do not need to do anything further right now.
Assemble is our new volunteer hub. With a range of functions, it's your go-to place to get the most out of volunteering with Parkinson's UK. You can see other volunteers in your area, download presentation templates, find out about the latest opportunities to have your say and much more.
At Parkinson’s UK we are committed to making our volunteer's experience as enjoyable, purposeful and rewarding as possible. We are also committed to meeting national levels of good practice in volunteer management standards. The following policies and agreements set out how, together, as volunteers and staff, we can make this happen, and the support you can expect from the charity in your volunteer role.
- Volunteering Policy (PDF, 205KB)
- Volunteer Agreement (PDF, 120KB)
- Problem solving policy and procedure (PDF, 343KB)
- Safe driving and vehicle policy (PDF, 240KB)
- Volunteer Gifts and Hospitality policy (Word, 914KB)
- Policy statement on involving people with criminal records as volunteers (PDF, 185KB)
All Parkinson's UK volunteers are entitled to claim reasonable, actual, out-of-pocket expenses incurred while volunteering. We are committed to ensuring no volunteer is left out of pocket
- Volunteer expenses policy (PDF, 308KB)
- Volunteer expenses FAQ (PDF, 253KB)
- Volunteer expense claim form (Excel, 86KB)
Staying connected, safely
Our priority is to support you to restart only the in-person activities that it's safe to do so. To help you explore new ways to bring people together and collaborate virtually, and to stay in touch with those you volunteer alongside we have updated our resources to support you to stay connected - safely.
Looking for a new volunteering challenge?
Check out our current volunteering vacancies. With everything from cheering at events to taking part in research, there's a role for you.