Charity : Alzheimer's Society
Frequency : 1+ hours per week
Role location : Multiple locations
Role location : Why we need you :
As a Side by Side volunteer, you will enable people living with dementia to keep doing the things they love, help people to stay connected in their communities and build the confidence of individuals to stay active and engaged in social and recreational activities.
What you'll be doing :
Participating in activities you share an interest in, with a person with dementia to help them to keep doing the things they love - or pick up new ones!
To give advice to people living with dementia and signpost them to services to enable them to live well
Assisting and supporting people living with dementia
Communicating regularly with the coordinator and / or lead volunteers
This role will suit you if you :
Want to support, enable and empower people with dementia
Are a good verbal communicator with great listening skills, especially face to face
Are happy volunteering on your own and keep in touch with your team
Can provide a committed, flexible approach and who is willing to learn
What you can expect from us :
Training, guidance and support to ensure safeguarding and service standards
You'll have a role manager who will support you throughout your journey with us
Out of pocket expenses (eg. travel) agreed before you start, in line with our policy
We'll keep you up to date with relevant policies and procedures that apply to your role
You'll have access to our personal development framework for volunteers
What we need from you :
To ensure the safety and security of people with dementia, we ask for :
Two references and proof of identity
A commitment of at least six months
Essential learning and training to be complete before starting in your role, which will take about two and a half days, mostly face to face but including some eLearning
You may be asked to complete a DBS or Access NI check, in line with DBS authority's guidance. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role
Interested? Find out more!
If you have any questions about the role or woudl like to apply, please contact Jane Penton at jane.penton alzheimers.org.
uk or phone 01296 331 722.