Call for Volunteers

The volunteer application for the 6th World Parkinson Congress will open in 2021.

The WPC 2022 is looking for volunteers who:

  • Are available from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 2022 with a smaller number of volunteer positions open Saturday and Sunday, June 4th & 5th
  • Be available for at least 22 hours over the course of the week.
  • Can speak fluent English, Spanish, or both
  • Are energetic and have a positive attitude
  • Are responsible, reliable, friendly and resourceful
  • Can attend a training course on Sunday, June 5, 2022 or Monday, June 6, 2022, Time TBD
  • Can be responsible for own travel and accommodation plans and expenses
  • Have previous volunteer experience

If you have applied and been accepted as a volunteer in the past, and then could not meet your commitment to the congress, you will not be accepted as a volunteer for the following congress. 

We offer:

  • A training course on Sunday, June 5, 2022 or Monday, June 6, 2022 (mandatory – time to be determined, but afternoon is most likely)
  • Coffee breaks in the volunteer room
  • Three T-shirts
  • A meal voucher before or after each 5 hour shift
  • Free entry to the sessions and/or events when you are not working
  • Free learning opportunity in sessions where you are volunteering
  • A rewarding experience and the opportunity to meet some of the most highly regarded Parkinson’s clinical researchers, basic scientists, and advocates living with Parkinson’s today
  • A reference for your CV
  • An amazing experience!

Regarding volunteers with physical challenges or disabilities:

Every effort will be made to allow participation by volunteers with physical challenges. Regardless of a volunteer’s physical capabilities, she/he must be able to communicate verbally in a clear and concise manner in order to best assist Congress attendees. A variety of tasks will require volunteers, so if movement is a challenge, a stationary job will be assigned.

Steps to become a WPC 2022 Volunteer:

  1. Apply through the online volunteer application form.
  2. Within two weeks, we will review your application on a rolling basis and contact you.
  3. If accepted, we will send you a code to register for the WPC 2022. Do not register for the Congress until you hear from us regarding the volunteer program.

Areas of the congress where volunteers will be asked to assist:

  • Art Walk
  • Assistant Coordinators
  • Bag distribution
  • Bag distribution - Pre congress registration
  • Bag stuffers
  • Book Nook
  • Buddies Program Meet & Greet
  • Care Partner Lounge
  • Clinical Research Village
  • Crowd assistance
  • Greeter at door to sessions
  • Music & Movement Lounge
  • Networking Sessions
  • Handing out lunch boxes
  • Hotel Greeters
  • Hotel Pre-congress registration
  • Convention center outside areas
  • Massage Room
  • Media Room
  • Meditation & Quiet Room
  • Mobile app counter
  • Poster help desk
  • Poster tours
  • Power Up Lounge
  • Renewal Room
  • Roundtable Room assistance
  • Speaker Ready Room
  • Tour departure
  • Tour information
  • WPC Help desk
  • WPC Store
  • WPC Theater
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