Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group Volunteer Job Descriptions

Serving the people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers in Albany, NY and throughout New York’s Capital Region. Our group leadership is all-volunteer. 

Our mission is:

  • To provide moral support and fellowship to people with Parkinson’s Disease, their families and caregivers.

  • To raise awareness and disseminate information regarding Parkinson’s Disease

  • To act as a resource center for members and others who would like to know more about Parkinson’s.

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.

 

President

I nominate William T.

- coordinate, appoint or have elections for other leadership positions

ZOOMER

I nominate William T.

- 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.

Website editor

Currently Jud, but I would gladly hand over.

- approx. 4 hours/month

Maintain https://www.cdparkinsons.org/ website as needed using Wix. No previous experience needed. Will help novice learn, if wanted.

Newsletter maker

Currently Jud, but I would gladly hand over.

- approx. 2 hours/month

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

 

Blogger

Currently Jud, but I would gladly hand over.

- create news items for website blog https://www.cdparkinsons.org/blog . No previous experience needed. Will help novice learn, if wanted. 

 

Phone / email contact - approx. 1 hour/month

Currently Jud, but I would gladly hand over.

- 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

I nominate William T

- approx. 4 hours/month

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

 

Meeting MC

I nominate William T

- approx. 1 hr/month

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

 

Group email discussion co-owner

Currently Jud and William T.

-  approx. 1 hour/month

cdpsg@groups.io email discussion group moderator. Approve membership requests. Moderate discussions to insure that they comply with group discussion guidelines https://www.cdparkinsons.org/groups-io-guidelines

 

Treasurer

Currently Art K.

- approx. 1 hour/month

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

 

Social event coordinator

Currently Ian and Sharon

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

 

WHEN WE HAVE IN-PERSON MEETINGS

 

Greeter

Currently Nancy Eson

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

 

Refreshment coordinator

JoAnn K.

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