Day Care Assistant - Thursday Club

  • VO73196


Volunteers would help to organise games and activities to stimulate and provide exercise for dementia sufferers. Would also help to provide lunch and breakfast, by making food, clearing tables and washing/drying dishes. A rota system is in place so everyone takes a turn at different duties. There would also be a chance for conversation and reminiscence, to enable the volunteer to get to know everyone better. The atmosphere is one of fun and laughter and provides a great deal of satisfaction.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide dementia care to dementia sufferers by providing a club; To provide a lunch club for frail/housebound older people; To provide welfare advice and information to the general public; To provide various activities for older people to combat isolation.










5 hours per Week. Minimum Commitment: 1 Weekdays


Experience required: Volunteers need to be aware of the needs of older people and have an understanding of dementia. They have to be punctual, reliable and respect confidentiality. Volunteers would need to be caring and good listeners and be able to work as part of a team.
Travel details: The Club is held at Abbeyhill Baptist Churchy Hall, Elgin Terrace/Brunswick Road, Leith, Edinburgh. Volunteers would make their own way there and any travel expenses would be reimbursed. Buses No 1 and 35 go to Easter Road and then there is a short walk.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public Transport costs as requested
Training details: The Co-ordinator will provide necessary training with respect to working in the club. She will also provide support for the volunteer as needed/requested.