Branch Committee Volunteer - Winchester

Branch Committee Volunteer - Winchester

Ongoing role
J97346
At a glance

Skills

  • Event management

Where

Kings Worthy, SO23 7PJ
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 15 miles

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
There will be occasional committee meetings.

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

People tell us that meeting others living with Parkinson's is the most important support they want locally - as a branch committee volunteer you'll help make that happen, helping people stay connected as a crucial part of the Parkinson's community.

What will you be doing?

Why we want you

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. Each group has a committee, who work together to plan the groups activities or fundraising - all in line with Parkinson's UK guidelines.

What you will be doing

  • Keep up to date about the news and developments of Parkinson's UK more widely, sharing these with the group
  • contributing ideas for fundraising, activities and speakers
  • sharing experiences with the committee and connecting with the local community
  • helping to prepare for and clear up after group meetings
  • assisting at fundraising events and any activities arranged by the branch
  • taking notes / minutes at meetings and events

What are we looking for?

The skills you need

  • Experience of organising activities or events
  • be a good communicator, as you will be working with a wide range of different people
  • Honest; you'll know when to ask for help, or when tasks might be seen as less important, and able to share that with Parkinson's UK and your group
  • be collaborative and team focused, as you will take part in regular meetings and discussions
  • be motivated and reliable, and able to show patience and empathy when dealing with sensitive situations

What difference will you make?

  • Play a crucial role in the local Parkinson's community
  • 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

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form.

Causes
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    As the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity we provide expert information on Parkinson's, fund groundbreaking Parkinson's research, offer friendship and support, campaign, change...