What the role involves
Giving time to a person with Parkinson's can empower them, improve their physical and mental wellbeing and build self-esteem. It can also be a way for them to keep in touch with the local group they once enjoyed.
What will the Keeping in Touch Telephone Volunteer do?
- Deliver a regular routine of calls to establish an enjoyable and supportive relationship
- Encourage the client to speak and if possible, to lead the direction of the dialogue
- Deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive material being aware of the limitations that are placed on the discussion
What you could get out of volunteering
Benefits of volunteering with Parkinson's UK
- Enhancing the lives of people with Parkinson's
- Meeting and working with new people
- The opportunity to develop new skills, in particular, communication, empathy and listening skills
What we're looking for
You will have:
- Awareness of the needs of the person with Parkinson's at all times (a knowledge of Parkinson's is desirable, but a willingness to learn if there is limited knowledge)
- A keen interest in Parkinson's and the issues of later life
- Excellent communication and listening skills
Find out more
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Emma on 0344 225 3673 or email [email protected]
We're here to make sure that no one has to face Parkinson's alone.