Parkinson's UK, Guildford

Speaker Volunteer - Surrey

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

We're looking for people who are:

• 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 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

By volunteering in this role you will:

• Have an opportunity to develop your public speaking skills and confidence through formal
  training and experience
• Volunteer from home and have the flexibility to fit around your current lifestyle
• Meet new and inspiring people from your local community
• Attend local events
• Learn more about Parkinson’s UK’s work
• Getting more involved in and making a difference to your local community

Mission Statement

Our core values show the way we all work together to bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's.

  • People-first

We're a strong movement for change, informed, shaped and powered by people affected by Parkinson's. We value and support each other. 

  • Uniting

We're people with Parkinson's, scientists and supporters, fundraisers and families, carers and clinicians. We're working, side by side, to improve the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson's.

  • Pioneering

We innovate across everything we do. Creative, courageous and with pioneering spirit, we strive to continually improve. 

  • Driven

We live and breathe our purpose. We set clear goals and strive to deliver the greatest impact for everyone affected by Parkinson's.