Therapeutic Activity Volunteers – Bloom and Blether

  • VO89558


Description

We are looking for Volunteers to join our Bloom and Blether dementia friendly garden group and allotment. Do you have an interest in gardening and supporting people living with dementia? If you are aged 18 and over, willing to help and have 2 or 3 hours per month to offer, we would like to hear from you!

As a Therapeutic Activity Volunteer you would support people attending our groups to take part in therapeutic activities. The Bloom and Blether is a gardening group so an interest in gardening would be desirable. The social element of the group is at its heart so being comfortable in a group setting and communicating is a key part of this role. The Bloom and Blether group meets at our allotment in Broxburn with some group activities taking place at our Dementia Resource Centre in Livingston. We are looking for a once or twice monthly commitment to attend the group.

Organisation aims and objectives

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services. Our aims: • To be the national and local voice of and for people with dementia and their carers in Scotland • To improve public policies for the benefit of people with dementia and their carers • To provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for people with dementia • To provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for carers of people with dementia. • Our vision "We aim to engage and connect with everyone who has a stake in what we do; to provide support and information, raise funds, support research, to campaign for and promote the rights of people with dementia and for those who care for them. "Together we can be the leading force for change. Together we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone."

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Restrictions

Experience required: No experience required. An understanding of dementia is desirable, dementia awareness training and support provided
Travel details: The Bloom and Blether group meets at our community allotment in Broxburn and at our Dementia resource centre in Livingston. Travel expense are available in some roles.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Dementia awareness training
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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