The World Parkinson Coalition is looking
for volunteers to help out during the
World Parkinson Congress 2013 (WPC 2013) in Montréal, QC, October 1 - 4, 2013 at the
Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center).
WPC 2013 is looking for
available from Monday, September 30th
to Friday, October 4th, 2013*
available for at least 5 hours in a row each day
speak fluent English. French a major PLUS, and other languages desired as well
• Are energetic
and have a positive attitude
responsible, reliable, friendly and resourceful
attend a training course and help stuff bags on Monday, September 30th, 2013.
• Can be
responsible for own travel and accommodation plans and expenses
previous volunteer similar experience
* Volunteering everyday is not required,
but those who can offer longer periods of time throughout the week and or day
will be given preference for volunteer slots.
mandatory training course on Monday, September 30th,
2013 from 9AM - 12PM. (Pick up materials from 8AM - 9AM)
breaks in the volunteer room
• Two volunteer shirts
• A meal
voucher before or after each 5 hour shift
• Waived WPC 2013 registration fees*
• Free entry to the sessions and/or events when you are not working
• Free learning
opportunity in sessions where you are volunteering
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
reference for your CV
Regarding volunteers with physical challenges or
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.
* Please note: The registration fees for the WPC 2013 are waived for volunteers. An applicant must apply and be accepted as a WPC 2013 volunteer to receive the fee waiver. Those selected to volunteer will be notified by the end of April. If you are not selected, you will need to register for the WPC on your own.
In total, the 3rd
World Parkinson Congress will need around 100 volunteers to make sure this
event is a success. Be a part of it!
Click here to learn more about volunteering at the WPC 2013.
Click here to view the complete list of WPC 2013 volunteer tasks.
Volunteer Coordinator: Paul de Roos
Paul de Roos, Medical Doctor, 33 years old, 2,5
years of work experience in the field of Neurology (2 years in the Netherlands,
half a year in Sweden), educator and education activist. As a medical doctor his
specific interest is in Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. In his
student life - as student activist - Paul founded an international
network for students/young professionals training leadership skills, an annual international leadership summer school (6th
edition in 2013 in Bulgary), an annual international summer school on Parkinson's Disease for healthcare students (uniting academic education,
training in teamwork and the perspectives of people with Parkinson's Disease and
their carers into one research focused event -- 5th edition in Montréal,
Canada). Since 2005 he has been developing a "Student Hospitality
Crew"-concept which has helped more than 150 students and young
professionals get access to conventions as volunteer, who would not have
attended these conventions without this chance.