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About the organisation

Parkinson's UK

Welcome

We’re the UK’s Parkinson’s support and research charity. Because we’re here, no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.

• We’re the largest charity funder of Parkinson’s research in the UK investing over £70million. • We provide expert information on every aspect of Parkinson’s.

• We offer training and resources for health and social care professionals to help improve services.

• We offer friendship, support and the opportunity to meet others affected through our local presence.

• We campaign, change attitudes and improve services.

• We improve understanding of Parkinson’s by changing attitudes and challenging myths.

• We fundraise to find a cure and improve life.

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support us. Help us to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

Do you enjoy running events and have experience of planning and promotion? Are you enthusiastic and proactive?

Use your organisational skills to help us plan and run fundraising events in your area.

This is an exciting new opportunity to be part of the charity’s fundraising team in London! We need your help with the delivery and promotion of our busy programme of fundraising events and activities around the capital, such as Walk for Parkinson’s, ladies lunch, white water rafting and others.

Developing your organisational skills, you will also help us raise money to support Parkinson’s UK’s work to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

Role Aim: 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the charity’s fundraising team in London! We need help with the delivery and promotion of our busy programme of fundraising events and activities around the capital, from sponsored walks to gala events.

Duties: 

As a Regional Fundraising Volunteer, you will;

• Work with the Regional Fundraisers and other volunteers as part of a fundraising committee

• Help to plan, promote and run fundraising events

• Support collections

• Research Charity of the Year opportunities

• Conduct competition and opportunities research

• Provide marketing support for the regional London events

• Be the face of Parkinson’s UK locally and represent the charity at events

• Reach out to the local community to promote the events and drive an increase in sign ups

• Speak with local community groups and encourage cooperation

• Work with the Regional Fundraiser to advertise events in local papers, magazines and on local radio stations

• Source prizes for raffles and auctions

• Source sponsorship opportunities

Skills needed: 

• Reliable and honest

• Good organisational skills, as you will be helping to plan and run events

• Have a proactive ‘can do’ attitude, as you will need to actively engage with the local community

• Good communication skills, as you will be working with the Regional Fundraiser, other volunteers and members of public

• Be able to use own initiative and work unsupervised

• Have good IT and email skills for contacting people, communities and businesses and recording the outcome of research

Training: 

All of our volunteers receive a comprehensive induction to Parkinson’s and to the work of the charity.

You will also be:

• fully supported by your Regional Fundraiser who will give you a comprehensive induction to the role

• have access to useful resources and information, and any promotional materials needed

Location: 
London
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Flexible to fit with your schedule