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Encourage local businesses to take action on Dementia

Marketing / PR volunteers needed for Reading Dementia Action Alliance

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

The business outreach volunteer will be a key link between the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and local organisations, informing organisations of the work of the DAA, how they can get involved and providing support to become DAA members. DAA Members participate in the local group to help  build dementia friendly communities and develop an action plan on how their organisation will become more dementia friendly.

The ideal volunteer will have an interest in working with local organisations and business to meet their social responsibility agenda, a passion for supporting people with dementia to lead better lives, and enjoy networking.

Tasks

  • Approach new businesses to inform them of the DAA and encourage new membership.
  • Follow up with businesses to send documentation and support to develop their actions.
  • Support businesses and other organisations to organise Dementia Friends sessions in their place of work.
  • Networking with local organisations and businesses
  • Participate in bi-monthly Dementia Action Alliance Steering Group meetings
  • Check and respond to Reading DAA emails relating to new members.

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

  • Health Awareness
  • Networking and organisational relationship building
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Campaigning
  • Administration
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. Ideally the volunteer would be able to attend, but it is not essential for the role.
Task type?
Marketing / PR
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloBusiness orientatedNetworkerCommunicator
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?
2
Opportunity added on
21 August 2017

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