Mission: The mission of the Parkinson’s Foundation is to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of the Parkinson’s community. The Community Resource Volunteer will further our mission by ensuring people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones have current information regarding support services in their area. The objectives of the Community Resource Volunteer are to investigate and vet community resources (support groups and wellness classes) and to create lists of these resources for the Foundation’s Chapter webpages.
Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities: It is the goal of the Foundation that the volunteer(s) selected for this position have the knowledge and expertise to complete the assigned duties listed below. A maximum of 5 volunteers will serve as Community Resource Volunteer.
Learn and understand the Parkinson’s Foundation regional structure and chapter network.
Research new local community resources online for assigned chapter(s) - resources include support groups, exercise classes, free educational programs, neurologists, etc.
Call and verify information regarding new and existing resources, for example, support group meeting time and location.
Maintain an organized list of vetted resources to share with staff and on Chapter Websites.
Conduct periodic follow up to verify information is correct and update resource list(s) as needed.
Qualifications & Desired Skills:
Basic administrative and computer skills
Familiarity with Google Docs a plus
Very organized and meticulous nature
Friendly attitude and professional communication skills
Comfortable calling resource contacts to verify information
Willing and able to use personal computer to complete volunteer tasks
Commitment: Minimum of 3 hours per week. Volunteer shifts will be agreed upon by both the volunteer and supervising staff. Connect every 3 weeks with supervising staff to review progress and set goals for the next 3 weeks.
Expectations: Service as the Community Resource Volunteer is unpaid. This service is completed from home. Participation shall be limited to a one-year term with the eligibility to continue service upon staff review and volunteers willingness to continue.
Benefits: The Community Resource Volunteer(s) will have the opportunity to meet and network with Foundation staff and fellow volunteers while gaining valuable professional experience. The Community Resource Volunteer(s) will learn more about the organization’s work while networking within the broader Parkinson’s Foundation community.
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.
We are the Parkinson’s Foundation. A community. An alliance. A movement. Where people living with Parkinson’s, families, caregivers, scientists, advocates, donors and volunteers join forces to improve lives and advance toward a cure.
For over half a century, we’ve made tangible progress on all fronts, from the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s ever, which has significantly improved care, to breakthrough treatments. Today, we continue to:
Provide life-changing support to people living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers
Fund game-changing research on treatment and care
Convene the best minds from every corner of the global Parkinson’s community to find new approaches that enhance care and move us closer to a cure.
Everything we do is based on experience and informed by facts. The people we serve deserve nothing less than the highest level of support based on validated research and deep encouragement grounded in reality. Our donors and volunteers need to know that we are 100% accountable. This is why we focus on verifiable outcomes, not vague promises.
In partnership with the entire Parkinson’s community, we are making a real difference in people’s lives. And we have the research, the data - and the stories - to prove it. This is what happens when we all pull together as one global, determined and inspired movement. Better Lives. Together.
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