Help Reading Dementia Action Alliance to run effectively

Administration volunteer needed for Reading Dementia Action Alliance

Reading Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) aims to promote and sustain the town as a dementia friendly community by

  • Seeking membership from local organisations
  • Ensure the voices of people affected by Dementia are heard
  • Raise awareness of Dementia across local communities

The DAA administration volunteer will support steering group members’ monthly meetings by informing members of of meeting dates and agendas, taking minutes at meetings and sharing the minutes with members. The volunteer may also help with checking records of members and making contact with member organisations where appropriate.

The ideal volunteer will be confident with word-processing and emails, and ideally will have experience with minute-taking, but support can be offered with this.

Tasks

  • Attend steering group meetings and take minutes
  • Send out relevant communication to Reading DAA members / steering group
  • Distribute agenda of DAA meeting with venue details and timings
  • Ensure information on Alliance members is up to date
  • Make direct contact with alliance members to let them know about what’s going on and encourage them to get involved with specific events and activities.
  • Check and respond to Reading DAA emails.

General tasks could also include (with your agreement and depending on your capacity)

  • Attend relevant events to promote work of Reading DAA
  • Take part in relevant subgroups of Reading DAA (e.g transport/retail/community specific)
  • Assist in local area research
  • Raising profile of Dementia Friendly Communities through posters and leaflet distribution
  • Assisting at consultations for people with dementia and their carers

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in

  • Administration skills in a community based organisation
  • Minute-taking
  • Health awareness and promotion
  • Making a valuable contribution to the work of Dementia friendly communities
Contact instructions?
Email readingdementiaaction@gmail.com to find out more about the role.

Location description
Meetings take place at The Blade, Abbey Square, in the centre of Reading. Most tasks can be carried out either from home or from hot desking space on the 3rd floor of Reading Central Library.
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Meetings take place bi-monthly on a week day morning at The Blade, Abbey Square.
Task type?
Administration
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloPrecise and methodical
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteers will be invited to take part in a Dementia Friends training session to understand more about the condition.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
The steering group will identify a key point of contact for each volunteer. The volunteer will also get support at steering group meetings. by phone, email and in person depending on where the work is being carried out.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel expenses agreed in advance (public transport only).
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
21 August 2017