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Parkinson's UK

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We're the Parkinson's research and support charity. Because we're here, no-one has to face Parkinson's alone.
We were founded in 1969 by volunteers. More than 40 years on, volunteers are central to ...

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Chair- Taunton Branch, Parkinson's UK

Organisation role · 0–3 hrs/Week · Starting from 10 Jan 2023
Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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Summary

The Taunton and mid Somerset Branch provides vital support for people affected by Parkinson's in the communtiy. They need more volunteers to join them.

Detailed description

Can you make a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s locally? Do you enjoy bringing people together and being part of a team?

As a forward thinking and dynamic Branch Chair you'll provide leadership to the group, from liaising with the wider charity to bringing out the best in the volunteer team. You’ll use your leadership skills to shape the support, friendship and activities offered in your area.

 

Why we want you

Can you inspire and bring a team together? We need leaders to bring together the Parkinson’s UK community locally in line with the charity's values. Local groups across the UK are run by volunteers and offer friendship and support to people living with Parkinson's and their families and friends.

As a forward thinking and dynamic Branch Chair you'll provide leadership to the group, from liasing with the wider charity to bringing out the best in the lead volunteer team. You’ll be the driving force in ensuring your local team of volunteers has the greatest possible impact on those affected by Parkinson's in your area.

What you will be doing

  • Be an ambassador for Team Parkinson’s - engaging with local staff, volunteers, and your local community, to ensure the group has the greatest possible impact on those affected by Parkinson's in your area
  • Staying up to date with news and developments of Parkinson's UK, actively sharing them with the group and supporting them to operate within Parkinson's UK guidelines
  • Making the best use of the skills and strengths of other volunteers, delegating where necessary and working as a team to meet the needs of local people affected by Parkinson's
  • Be responsible for keeping up with training, leading by example to encourage others to do the same and carrying out your role in line with the Parkinson’s UK Volunteering Agreement and Parkinson’s UK values

The skills you need

  • Enthusiasm; for Parkinson's UK and as an ambassador for your local group
  • Strong leadership, organisational, delegation and communication skills
  • The ability to lead meetings and the group in an open and inclusive way, making decisions that take into account and respond effectively to multiple viewpoints
  • Can-do attitude to making things happen in your local community, taking on board the feedback of those affected by Parkinson's in your area and responding in innovative ways
  • Confident and willing to learn / use a computer, email and other digital tools

What's in it for you

  • Play a crucial role in the local Parkinson's community, Team Parkinson’s, and wider local planning, making new friends and building connections
  • Develop valuable leadership, teamwork and people skills
  • You'll be part of a pioneering organisation, committed to finding a cure and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's - in your local area and beyond


What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Parkinson's UK

We're the Parkinson's research and support charity. Because we're here, no-one has to face Parkinson's alone.
We were founded in 1969 by volunteers. More than 40 years on, volunteers are central to everything we do. We have volunteering opportunities all over the country in our local groups, at our fundraising events, in our research work, our media work and more.