Your Voice

You can be an advocate with the Parkinson’s Action Network! Whether you have a few minutes a week or several hours a month, you can make a difference by becoming an advocate for Parkinson’s disease. We provide you with all the training and tools you need!

Level Duty Time Commitment
e-Advocate Receive and Respond to Action Alerts A few minutes a week
Assistant State Director Help organize activity in your community 1-3 hours a month
State Director Lead all state activities 10+ hours a month


Getting Started

Become an e-Advocate

By becoming an e-Advocate, you’ll receive email Action Alerts from PAN when important issues arise in Congress and in the administration. These Alerts only take a few minutes to complete and your voice will join thousands of others across the country advocating for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s. Sign up here.

Interested in doing more?

If you are interested in making a bigger impact, volunteer to be an Assistant State Director. You’ll work with your state’s grassroots leadership, communicate with your Members of Congress and build relationships within your community. You can become an Assistant State Director by completing two online training sessions and submitting an application. Start the trainings here.

Playing a Key Role in your District

In select congressional districts across the country, District Delegates serve as the lead contact with their Representative and his/her staff. Particular districts are chosen based on the committee assignments of the relevant Member of Congress. As a District Delegate, you’ll work within your community to build a base of informed e-Advocates, establish a strong relationship with your Representative, and be a point of contact for your State Director and PAN staff in your district. District Delegates require additional training with PAN staff. For more information about the District Delegate position, please contact PAN staff at [email protected] or by calling 800-850-4726.

Leading the PAN Advocacy Work in your State

State Directors work closely with PAN staff to manage their state volunteers and outreach effort. As a State Director, you will lead your state’s advocacy work, oversee grassroots advocates, and be your state’s spokesperson. This position is a volunteer commitment of at least one year and requires additional training with PAN staff. For more information about becoming a State Director, please contact PAN staff at [email protected] or by calling 800-850-4726.