Host Organisation: Parkinson's UK (Central & East Cheshire)

Speaker Volunteers play an important role in maintaining relationships with our supporters across the UK – educating people about Parkinson’s and raising funds for our vital work.

Opportunity Interests: Community Events, Health and Wellbeing services, Older People (60+), Social and Community Care
Type of Activity: Campaigning / Lobbying, Marketing / Social Media, Training / Teaching
Location: Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Monday EVE, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Wednesday EVE, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Thursday EVE, Friday AM, Friday PM, Friday EVE, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Saturday EVE, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Sunday EVE

Speaker Volunteers play an important role in maintaining relationships with our supporters across the UK – educating people about Parkinson’s and raising funds for our vital work.

Thanks to our volunteer speakers all over the country giving inspirational talks to community groups, churches and schools we can transform even more lives.

As a Speaker Volunteer, you would:

• Research groups in a geographical area, develop relationships and book talks
• Educate people about Parkinson’s
• Inspire groups to support Parkinson’s UK and raise funds
• Liaise with your Regional Fundraiser about planned talks and proactively seek opportunities to speak to local groups in your designated area

• Attend cheque presentations or local events on behalf of Parkinson’s UK and thank supporters and hosts
• Identify and develop potential fundraising opportunities

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Confident speaking in front of groups of adults and/or children, as you will be speaking
to diverse groups
• Good communicator and listener, with interest/experience in public speaking
• Outgoing and bright personality, as you will be talking to groups and developing relationships locally.
Ability to speak welsh desirable but not essential
• Ability to use own initiative and work unsupervised, as you will be attending events on
behalf of Parkinson's UK
• Knowledge of local groups a bonus but not essential
• Ability to travel around the local area
• A commitment to Parkinson’s UK’s vision, mission and values

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

We believe that no Parkinson’s UK volunteer should find themselves out of pocket because of expenses incurred when carrying out their volunteering activities on our behalf. As a volunteer you can claim out-of-pocket expenses in line with Parkinson’s UK’s Volunteer Expenses Policy.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

You will be supported in your role by the Regional Fundraiser and you will be able to get support from the Volunteer Coordinator as well.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

All volunteers complete a comprehensive induction to the work of Parkinson's UK and volunteering with the charity.