Nominations for this year’s volunteer awards are now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who nominated a volunteer hero this year. We’ll be launching the 2022 awards programme in June 2022, so please check back if you’ve missed this round.
We’ll be back in touch with everyone who made a nomination to let you know the next steps.
In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact the Volunteering team at [email protected].
In 1969 Mali Jenkins, a volunteer, founded Parkinson's UK. Since then, volunteers have been a vital part of the growing, powerful movement to transform lives and find a cure for Parkinson’s.
With almost 4,000 volunteers involved in Parkinson’s UK, whether you’re Walking for Parkinson’s, Zumba-ing on Zoom or taking part in a research trial: you name it, volunteers have shaped it.
We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who drive Parkinson's services, support and vital research, with our volunteer awards.
You can nominate a volunteer who has made a difference to you, or who you’ve seen putting the Parkinson's UK values into action.
It could be someone like Andrew, who unites people with Parkinson’s, scientists and researchers together at the University of Cambridge to chase down a cure. Read Andrew's story.
Or someone like Vicki who, after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s aged 45, is driven to get Parkinson’s understood at her workplace, gym, and anywhere she can. Read Vicki's story.
It can be hard to pick one person. So this year we've launched a Team category. Whether it’s a group who have collaborated to keep activities going throughout lockdown or research volunteers coming together to create an event, you can now nominate a whole dream team, in line with the criteria below.