Virtual Volunteer’s Week Events
This is a letter from Emma Parkinson, Volunteer Co-ordinator for Kent inviting us to take part in online events throughout this week
While face to face celebrations aren’t possible this year, the charity is holding some Zoom get together’s for volunteers next week, to say thank you for everything you do and have done as volunteers.
On Monday 1 June, and Thursday 4 June (between 3-4.30 on each day) ten volunteers, from across the UK, will be the stars of volunteers’ week calls. Speakers include;
Alan Cameron and Mark Hoar from Research Liz Lloyd – who reviews Parkinson’s UK grants Ian Sargent – First Steps host Wendy Darch – Education Jane Rideout – speaking about her role in the group network Steph Bradley- Parkinson’s Power Buddy Valerie Box – Volunteer Speaker and TBC… a campaigns volunteer!
We’re running the same call twice, to give you a chance to join the day that works best for you. Running for an hour and a half, you’ll hear from fellow volunteers in research, First Steps, local groups, fundraising and more – with a chance to ask questions. Director of Engagement, Paul Jackson-Clark, and Director of Services Katherine Crawford will also be on the sessions.
How do I join? here is the sign-up form for Monday’s call, and here is the form for Thursday – the calls are the same on each day, so please sign up for the session that suits you. Feel free to share the sign-up form with other volunteers who want to join the calls.
What else is taking place? On Friday, we’re ending volunteers’ week with a chance to grab a cuppa and get involved in something a little different; a Parkinson’s UK quiz. Lasting an hour, and hosted by the volunteering team, the quiz will be an informal chance to test your knowledge and meet other volunteers from across the UK. Unlike the webinars, we’ll be limiting the quiz to 200 people, so we can have cameras and mics on to give people a chance to say hello to some faces you might not have seen for a while. Sign up for the quiz here
If you have any questions, please do let me know.