Parkinson's UK - Volunteer Walks Ambassador

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Volunteer Walks Ambassador – Quayside

 

Location

Time commitment

Flexible 2-3 hours a week for about 4 weeks

Are you enthusiastic and proactive?

We need your help to help promote our Walk for Parkinson's series of sponsored walks across the UK. You will be an ambassador for the Walk for Parkinson's at Quayside in Newcastle/Gateshead.

You will:

- provide marketing support for the walks

- be the face of Parkinson's UK locally and represent the charity

- reach out to the local community of to promote the walk and drive an increase in sign ups

- support the Regional Fundraiser with identifying suitable companies to disperse flyers to and to promote on staff intranet

- call and visit identified companies who want to get involved

- flyering around residential areas, community centres and universities

- speak with local community groups and encourage group sign ups

- put posters up in local community

- work with the Regional Fundraiser to advertise the walk in local papers, magazines and on local radio stations

What you could get out of volunteering

You will:

- gain experience working within a busy and friendly Regional Fundraising team

be part of our very successful Walk for Parkinson's series

- gain experience of dealing with members of the public, businesses and the local community

- have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to Parkinson's UK and supporting our vital work have the opportunity to develop new and existing skills

- be able to volunteer flexibly from home

- have the chance to meet new and inspiring people from your local community

- learn more about Parkinson's UK

- attend the walk

What we’re looking for and why

In order to fulfill this role, you will:

- have a proactive 'can do' attitude, as you will need to actively engage with the local community

- be confident in talking to people face to face and over the telephone, as you will be visiting and calling companies and community groups

- be enthusiastic and outgoing as an ambassador for our Walk for Parkinson's events and Parkinson's UK

- have great attention to detail for recording accurate information on who has been contacted

- have good IT and email skills for contacting people, communities and businesses and recording who has been contacted

- have good knowledge of your local community to flyer, put posters up and talk to people and community groups

- be able to use own initiative and work unsupervised

- be committed to Parkinson's UK's vision and mission

- be honest and reliable

Training and support provided

As a Parkinson's UK volunteer, you can expect to:

- be supported by your Regional Fundraiser who will give you a comprehensive induction to the role and Parkinson's UK

- have all the equipment and information needed for this role

- be given all the flyers and posters needed to advertise the walk

- liaise with your Regional Fundraiser throughout your volunteering role to make sure you are fully supported in your role.

- have access to useful resources and information

References

We ask volunteers to provide details of a referee for some of our volunteer roles. This is to help us confirm the identity of our volunteers and to build up a better understanding of them.

Volunteer expenses

We believe that no Parkinson’s UK volunteer should find themselves out of pocket because of expenses incurred when carrying out their volunteering activities on our behalf. As a volunteer you can claim out-of-pocket expenses in line with Parkinson’s UK’s Volunteer Expenses Policy.

Contact govolunteer.union@newcastle.ac.uk for more information

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