Alzheimer’s Research UK is once again thrilled to announce its support of the ITV campaign, 1 Million Minutes, to help end loneliness.

Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes provides the opportunity to pledge your time to volunteer with us to help end loneliness and isolation.

Pledge your time, sign up today
and join others in making 2023 a brighter year across our communities.

Cheer Squad

60 mins one-off (60m)

There are many faces of loneliness. Joining a Cheer Squad is one great way to connect with others. Whoever you are, whatever your circumstances, we come together as one community to support and celebrate.

Find out more about being a Cheer Squad volunteer.


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Leading a healthy lifestyle and being socially active can protect brain health and help reduce the risk of dementia. Our partnership with parkrun offers a great way to step out into your community to join with others and stay connected.

Find out more about the different roles available before you pledge on the parkrun website.

parkruns are free, weekly, community events that offer a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience. Evidence has shown that leading a healthy lifestyle and being socially active can reduce the risk of dementia. As the official charity partner of parkrun UK, we are determined to help them to continue to grow their community. Volunteers are crucial to these events. And with 25 different roles to choose from, you can do as little or as much as you like – step into a new community today; help us reduce loneliness by encouraging those around you to feel more connected.

parkrun Event organiser

180 mins a week for a year (9360 mins)

Help bring the community together and organise a running event.


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parkrun Event team member

180 mins a week for 6 months (4680 mins)

Help make parkrun happen from start to finish as part of the core team.


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Fun run Course support

60 mins a week for a year (3120 mins)

Marshal, Pacer, Warm Up Leader and more – help keep the parkrun event safe and fun.


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Go one better

Invite someone to volunteer alongside you and help break down the barriers of loneliness together.