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Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group
Volunteer Job Descriptions

We are looking for people to take leadership roles in our group. Any of the jobs listed could be done by an individual or a group. Some jobs are related.  One person or group could take more than one leadership role. There may be roles that are left out of this list. Feel free to suggest your ideas.  To nominate yourself or someone else for one or more of thesse roles, please send an email expressing your interest to


President - Coordinate meeting agenda. Oversee other roles. Coordinate, appoint or have elections for other leadership positions.

Vice President - Help President as needed. Assume duties of president when needed.

ZOOMER - approx. 2 hours/month

Take over ZOOM subscription (cost of zoom subscription is reimbursable), schedule zoom meetings, start zoom meetings, assign co-hosts at meetings. Communicate zoom schedule and links to Website editor and Newsletter maker and President

Website editor - approx. 4 hours/month

Maintain website as needed using Wix. No previous experience needed. Will help beginners learn, if wanted.

Facebook page owner - We currently don’t have a page that is maintained.

Social connection coordinator - maintain a list of people that can’t get to meetings, but would benefit from someone calling them once per month or more. Not done currently.

Care partner support group liaison - help form and maintain small Care partner support groups.

Newsletter maker - approx. 2 hours/month

Create a meeting reminder/newsletter sent out once a month. Using Wix website tools. No previous experience needed. Will help beginners learn, if wanted.

Blogger - create news items for website blog . No previous experience needed. Will help beginners learn, if wanted.

Phone / email contact - approx. 1 hour/month

Have name, phone number, email address shown on website as group contact. Answer questions asked by correspondents and take calls from people asking for information

Program coordinator - approx. 4 hours/month

Find speakers for meetings or meeting topics. Coordinate speakers and meeting dates. Communicate with the speaker to get mutual understanding of what will happen at the meeting. Communicate with Website editor and Newsletter maker and President about speaker line-up.

Meeting MC - approx. 1 hr/month

Make announcements at meetings. Introduce the speaker. Wrap up the meeting.

Group email discussion co-owner -  approx. 1 hour/month email discussion group moderator. Approve membership requests. Moderate discussions to insure that they comply with group discussion guidelines

Treasurer - approx. 1 hour/month

Collect funds for membership and activities. Pay bills and reimburse expenses.

Social event coordinator

Develop event activity schedule. Arrange for location and refreshments. Coordinate event volunteers.


Greeter - Greet people as they enter. Make name tags. Pay special attention to first time attendees

Refreshment coordinator - Recruit people to provide refreshments at meetings. Keep list of providers. Remind providers of their commitment before meeting.

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