Volunteer resources

Volunteering for Parkinson's UK? Here are some of the documents and resources you might need as part of your role. Over time, these resources will be available through our new volunteer hub, Assemble. This guide (PDF, 1MB) shows you how to log into Assemble for the first time.

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At Parkinson’s UK we are committed to making our volunteer's experience as enjoyable, purposeful and rewarding as possible. Our volunteering agreement sets 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.

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Parkinson's UK is committed to meeting national levels of good practice in volunteer management standards.

We have a clear framework for involving volunteers in every aspect of the charity. 

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During your time volunteering with Parkinson's UK, you may have access to confidential information as part of your role. If this is the case we will ask you to sign the agreement below before you start volunteering with us.

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Parkinson's UK commits to ensuring the highest level of data protection.

We've developed these resources and tools to help you understand how to work with data. This ensures that together we're offering confidential and robust support for people affected by Parkinson's.

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We take the protection of people with Parkinson's, our volunteers, supporters and our staff very seriously.

Our safeguarding policy is in place to protect adults who may be at risk from abuse, and to support the work of our local groups, volunteers and staff.

We acknowledge that abuse is rare. But it's important that volunteers and staff are aware of the potential for abuse and know what to do to ensure people are protected and treated with care and respect.

Key documents

Safeguarding policy

The policy outlines all you need to know about safeguarding and why, as a charity, we believe safeguarding to be so important.

Safeguarding policy (PDF, 434KB)

Any concerns?

This flowchart and guidance are to help you if you are a volunteer or member of your local group who has any safeguarding concerns. 

You can also contact the designated protection officer on [email protected] or call 0344 225 9853.

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As a volunteer, you are entitled to claim reasonable, actual, out-of-pocket expenses incurred while volunteering.

In line with national standards of good practice in supporting volunteers, we are committed to ensuring that no volunteer is out of pocket because of expenses incurred when volunteering for us. Download our policy and Q&A below:

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Parkinson's UK is committed to ensuring that all volunteers have a positive and rewarding volunteer experience. We have a clear problem solving policy and process that is followed when an issue involving a volunteer arises.

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Parkinson's UK has a moral and legal duty of care towards volunteers who drive their own vehicle while volunteering with us.

The purpose of this policy is to reduce the risks for volunteers who drive - whether as an essential part of their role or by choosing to drive to undertake their volunteering tasks when other transport options are available.

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As a volunteer, there may be times when you are offered gifts or hospitality or believe that they should be offered to another person. This policy clearly outlines what is appropriate to accept or give them as a Parkinson's UK volunteer.

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Parkinson's UK recognises the positive impact that a diverse team of volunteers can have on the organisation. We, therefore, welcome interest in our volunteer roles from everyone, and have developed this policy statement to clearly outline how we involve volunteers with criminal records.

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Our Volunteer disclosure and barring service checks policy covers the process of why and how Parkinson’s UK carry out record checks on volunteers at Parkinson’s UK. It also outlines how we handle, use, store and retain this information.

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You can find useful support and guidance for your local marketing activities in our marketing recipe book.

Parkinson's UK marketing recipe book (PDF, 1.03MB)

Shout about your volunteering

Could your volunteering activities benefit from a poster, flyer or postcard? With Parkinson’s UK Create you can tailor our branded templates in just a few minutes.

Find a volunteer role for you

From cheering on our marathon runners to running one of our local groups, there are so many ways you to volunteer - find a role for you.