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Doggy Befriender Volunteer (Alzheimer Scotland East Ayrshire)

  • VO80484


Description

The purpose of this role is to recruit volunteers and their well-behaved dogs visit and befriend people with Alzheimers locally.
Volunteers are needed to befriend people living at home with dementia and visit on a regular basis. The befriender may simply be visiting people for a friendly chat or helping people keep connected to their local community by attending Alzheimer Scotland activities in their area.
We provide dog training for our doggy befrienders at the Resource Centre in Kilmarnock, when the training is completed befrienders can visit with their dog and either enjoy a chat or weather permitting enjoy a short walk.
We also host Dog Days at the Resource Centre in Kilmarnock on a monthly basis.

Dementia awareness training will be provided and Alzheimer Scotland will also provide PVG scheme memberships to successful applicants.

Organisation aims and objectives

Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey and aim to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

Availability

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To be agreed with the volunteers

Restrictions

Volunteers for this role must be over 16 years old. This role is subject to a standard police check by Disclosure Scotland which Alzheimer Scotland will provide.
Experience required: Volunteers should be reliable, caring and enjoy working with people on different activities as part of a group. It is preferred but not essential to have previous experience working with people with dementia as training will be provided.
Travel details: Various locations within East Ayrshire. Volunteer befrienders will be required to befriend people with dementia in Kilmarnock and neighbouring towns where possible.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses paid monthly by arrangement.
Training details: We provide dog training for our doggy befrienders at the Resource Centre in Kilmarnock, when the training is completed befrienders can visit with their dog. Dementia awareness training will be provided and Alzheimer Scotland will also provide PVG scheme memberships to successful applicants.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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