Volunteer:

If you like to help people and are looking for an opportunity to make a direct impact on the Parkinson’s community, PRF is always looking for help with a number of fundraising, educational and support activities for volunteer assistance.

For teens please see: SRQ Volunteen

For more information about helping out with an event, please call (941)870-4386 or email mdemarks@parkinsonhope.org

Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:

  • Give something back to an organization that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Help the environment
  • Help others less fortunate or without a voice
  • Feel valued and part of a team
  • Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Developing existing skills and knowledge
  • Enhancing a CV
  • Improving one’s employment prospects
  • Gaining an accreditation
  • Using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono)

For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:

  • Meeting new people and making new friends
  • A chance to socialise
  • Getting to know the local community