Friendship Group Volunteer

  • VO84303


Description

Town Break Falkirk is a new initiative in dementia support services and is fully funded by the Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership. We hope to have 3 friendship groups running in the Falkirk area, they will be monthly and will take place between 12.30-3.30 in the following locations: Grangemouth group is held the first Thursday of the month, and Laurieston group will be on a Wednesday afternoon, the third location is still to be confirmed.

Volunteers will have the chance to have afternoon tea once a month with good company, whilst making a difference in the life of both a person with a diagnosis of dementia and their carer. Volunteers tasks will be varied but will include setting up tables and chairs, taking part in activities and making and serving refreshments.

A member of staff will also be in attendance to oversee the group, bring along refreshments, arrange activities and assist with set up.

Organisation aims and objectives

The organisation's purposes are to provide care and support for clients diagnosed with dementia and their carers. To provide Day Club facilities, a Befriending Service and any other appropriate services for people with a diagnosis of dementia. To advance education by training volunteers in understanding the issues related to dementia. To provide information and support for carers.

Availability

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Group sessions will run 1230-330

Restrictions

Experience required: Interest in helping others, an awareness of dementia, outgoing, chatty, ability to listen would be advantageous. Previous experience in a care setting, or personal experience of dementia would be an advantage, but is not essential. Willingness to travel to different locations if wanting to volunteer at all groups.
Travel details: The locations will be accessible by car and public transport, and volunteers travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses details: 45p per mile
Training details: Introduction to organisation, dementia awareness training, food hygiene training and also offers of other training as available.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

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