Interested in volunteering but want more information? On this page, we will answer some of our most frequently asked questions.
If you can’t find the answer to your question our volunteering team will be happy to help:
Tel: 01327 356137
Do I need to have personal experience of PSP or CBD to volunteer?
PSPA volunteers don’t need personal experience of PSP or CBD – just a desire to help. Full training will be available, where appropriate.
Is there a minimum or maximum age?
There is no maximum age for our volunteers but you do need to be 18 +
How much time will I need to give?
This will vary according to your role. Full details can found in our role descriptions.
Will my expenses be paid?
We believe no volunteer should be out-of-pocket because of expenses incurred in carrying out their role and we will reimburse you for any reasonable expenses. Our volunteer expense claim form can be downloaded from the volunteer resources page.
Will I receive any training?
Yes. All our newly-recruited volunteers will be asked to complete an online induction package (this can be sent by post if requested). Further training may be required, depending on the role. Please contact us for more information.
What support can I expect once I start volunteering?
We positively encourage our volunteers to contact us at any time during the working week if you have any problems, queries, or just want to tell us how well everything is going!
PSPA staff will keep in regular contact with you either by phone or email. You will also be kept up to date with our regular volunteering e-newsletter (this can be sent by post if requested) and also our quarterly PSP Matters magazine.
What could I gain from volunteering?
By giving your time you will gain the satisfaction of knowing you will be helping us to reach out and make a real difference to the lives of people affected by PSP & CBD.
Volunteering is also a great way to learn new and develop existing skills, gain valuable work experience and confidence, meet new people and make new friends.
What skills do I need to volunteer?
This will depend on the role you apply for. Often, enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved are the most important skills required. There are some specialist roles that require specific skills and these are made clear before you apply.
What happens next?
So you have decided you want to volunteer with us, fantastic! Now please complete and return our application form and our volunteering team will get in touch with you very soon.
If you would like to discuss any roles before applying:
Tel: 01327 356137