Be A Part Of The Team
Patients, families and medical providers who work together can improve overall quality of life for patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Under the supervision of the Parkinson’s patient care coordinator, Alzheimer’s/Dementia coordinator, the Parkinson’s Care Volunteer will assist the coordinators in fulfilling a range of administrative and clinical needs to best serve the patient. On any given shift, you may conduct follow-up calls to patients seen by our neurologists, handle calls from the American Parkinson’s Disease Association I& R hotline, provide crisis intervention services, link patients or families to support services, and prepare a resource guide. You may conduct mini evaluations for new patients to assess their level of cognitive functioning and quality of life. You will also have the opportunity to co-facilitate support groups, be responsible for composing monthly newsletters and medical letters and attend movement classes.
We would love to hear from you if you are: compassionate, able to take initiative and work independently in a multidisciplinary team, an excellent communicator, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment, proficient in Word and Excel, have previous case management, group-work, clinical, administrative, bilingual and/or care coordination experience a plus
Minimum Commitment: Two four-hour shifts per week for a minimum of six months.
Times: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Volunteers Make All The Difference
Volunteers are a treasured resource at PRO. Whether you have a lot of time, or occasional availability, volunteering is a gift to your peers and community. All PRO volunteers are carefully screened and matched with jobs to maximize interest, skills, and availability. Orientation and training is provided.
Listed here are just some of the ways you might choose to get involved and make a difference. If you have other ideas of how you might contribute, call us to discuss your best fit. Please note, some roles require special skills, training or a supplemental application.
Volunteers are needed throughout Oregon and SW Washington and some roles can be fulfilled without being onsite.
- Movement Class Instructor
- Data Entry
Id Like To Volunteer How Do I Get Involved
Thanks for asking! Volunteers are essential partners in helping participants of all levels and abilities enjoy the Dance for PD class experience. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgroundscurrent or former dancers, physical therapy students, retirees, and others. All share a desire to help, a sensitivity to working with people with Parkinsons, and a love for dance. They are also willing to commit to regular attendanceat least for a periodto maintain continuity and support the teaching and administrative staff who come to rely on their talents and assistance. Most programs require that volunteers undergo some initial training to foster their skills and ensure their comfort as they enter the Dance for PD program. To volunteer for classes in your community, please click here.
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Moving Day Twin Cities Volunteer
Volunteer at a Parkinsons Foundation Moving Day and join an inspiring and empowering annual event that unites people around the country and in the Twin Cities area living with Parkinsons disease , their care partners and loved ones to help beat PD. Our most valuable resource are our volunteers because YOU make things MOVE. Help get communities moving as a planning committee member or event day volunteer.
To learn more about the Moving Day Twin Cities volunteer opportunities, click here.
If you have any questions or need more information, contact Abby LacKamp at or 816-293-9308.
How You Can Help
The Michigan Parkinson Foundation is an organization of volunteers – and we are a dynamic and growing organization. People throughout the State of Michigan take an active role in many areas: Board members, Professional Advisory Board members, Support Group Facilitators and others within the support groups, committees and task forces , individuals who assist in our main office with clerical, resource and other functions, speakers, and office work.
Opportunities are plentiful. The level of participation varies with each person, and we greatly appreciate all of our volunteers. If you are a person who likes to participate in a good cause, who likes contributing your ideas, skills, heart, please contact the MPF office at 852-9781 or email us.
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Sole Support Planning Committees
Are you an enthusiastic marketer? Great at logistics? Skilled at generating support and enthusiasm? Bonus if you have connections with local media! We need you to join one of the 2022 Parkinsons Awareness Walk planning committees to help us with our most successful walk season ever in 2022! You will work closely with our staff and leadership to lay the groundwork for a fun and high visibility event in five communities. Committee meetings are typically scheduled on the phone at mutually agreed upon times.
Volunteers needed to help coordinate: Logistics. New Team Recruitment. Volunteers. Guest Experience.
Become A Volunteer For Parkinson Qubec
Volunteers are extremely valuable and help us achieve our goals and mission at Parkinson Québec.
Without them, we would not be able to offer such diverse support to people living with Parkinsons disease.
The people who help us as volunteers in our organization are everywhere both at the forefront and behind the scenes.
Guided by compassion, individuality, unity, confidence, determination and regional diversity, Parkinson Québecs volunteers shine through their contributions.
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Apply For Our Research Volunteer Roles
Our lay grant reviewers form an important part of how we fund research. They help us to review research applications, to help decide what research we fund.
Anyone who has a personal connection to Parkinsons can be a lay grant reviewer, no matter what their background or experience. You’ll use your unique experience of Parkinson’s to contribute to this role.
In this role people work alongside researchers to design and shape vital Parkinson’s research. This could include helping researchers to identify important research questions, commenting on study documents or contributing to the design of how the study might be carried out.
Research Champions help to raise awareness of Parkinson’s research and encourage more people in their local area to get involved.
Each month we send our Research Champions a variety of information to share with their networks. Helping more people to find out about the latest Parkinsons research news, events and opportunities to take part in research.
Parkinsons affects people of all ethnicities and races, but we know that the majority of people involved in Parkinsons research in the UK are White. To deliver a better understanding of Parkinsons as well as treatments and care for everyone, we urgently need this to change.
This includes organising a range of excellent research events.
Complete Our Volunteer Application
Within a few days of receiving your application you will be contacted by a member of the staff at PRO to discuss your interest and best possible match. Depending upon the position, we will schedule an interview and set up a time for orientation. Thank you for your interest.
Send completed volunteer applications to:Parkinsons Resources of Oregon8880 SW Nimbus Avenue, Suite BBeaverton, OR 97008
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Smartphones Apps And Wearable Devices
Smartphones, apps and wearable devices now allow 24/7 objective and nearly effortless monitoring of symptoms, medication effects and activity levels. Researchers are using this technology in stand-alone studies and traditional clinical trials to supplement understanding of potential interventions, adjust medications and monitor disease progression.
Interested In Becoming A Parkinson Canada Volunteer
We work to build a better life for People Living with Parkinsons today, and a world without Parkinsons tomorrow, No Matter What!
Volunteers are integral to this work and we strive to provide a volunteer experience that is engaging and meaningful.
View our career positions for other ways of getting involved with Parkinson Canada.
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Who Can Volunteer
You don’t need a scientific background to get involved in research towards better treatments and a cure.
We’re keen to recruit volunteers from all backgrounds. You don’t have to have the condition yourself, you could be a partner, family member, close friend or healthcare professional. Your personal experience is what counts.