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Help us to enable people living with Dementia to keep doing the things they love

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s Society

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.

This role will be well suited to someone who is a great verbal communicator with excellent listening skills and wants to support, enable and empower people with dementia.

Alongside training and support from the volunteer lead and Side by Side coordinator, you’ll have access to our personal development framework form volunteers.

Side by Side volunteers will be helping a person with dementia to continue to lead an independent life.

Contact person firstname
Jane Penton, Volunteering Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01296 331722

Location description
Across Berkshire
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
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
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
two days face-to-face plus half day e-learning covering safeguarding and service standards.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular communication with volunteer leader and service coordinator. Opportunities to meet with other Side by Side volunteers.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) agreed before you start and in line with our policy
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
24 July 2019

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