Thanks for asking! Volunteers are essential partners in helping participants of all levels and abilities enjoy the Dance for PD class experience. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds–current or former dancers, physical therapy students, retirees, and others. All share a desire to help, a sensitivity to working with people with Parkinson’s, and a love for dance. They are also willing to commit to regular attendance–at least for a period–to maintain continuity and support the teaching and administrative staff who come to rely on their talents and assistance. Most programs require that volunteers undergo some initial training to foster their skills and ensure their comfort as they enter the Dance for PD program. To volunteer for classes in your community, please click here.