Therapeutic Activity Volunteer Role (Alzheimer Scotland East Ayrshire)

  • VO83557


Description

Why We Need You… We are keen to hear from people who enjoy activities such as arts & crafts, football, dance, baking, film & TV, music & singing, nature & gardening, sports, reading, walking, local and/or family history and can offer some time to share these or any others you may have with people living with dementia.
Are you;
• Good with people
• A good communicator
• Caring
• Willing to share your skills and interests with others
• Flexible and adaptable
• Wanting to volunteer and learn something new?

We are a national voluntary organisation whose mission is to campaign for the human rights of people living with dementia and their carers. Our vision is to ensure that nobody faces dementia alone. Our range of Therapeutic Activity Groups enables people living with dementia to participate in hobbies, interests and activities they enjoy in a supportive, dementia friendly environment.
If you are aged 16 or over and have some time to offer, Alzheimer Scotland wants to hear from you!
What the role involves
This role will support people living with dementia attending local activity groups. The type of therapeutic activity groups you support can reflect your own interests and skills or offer an opportunity to learn something new. The role may vary but is likely to include;
• Offering person-centred support to people living with dementia within a therapeutic group setting.
• Communicating with people living with dementia, family members and staff within the therapeutic group setting.
• Contributing to therapeutic activity groups by sharing ideas, skills and interests.
• Keeping up to date with Alzheimer Scotland news and our work across Scotland.
Dementia doesn’t discriminate, neither does Alzheimer Scotland
Regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, faith or belief, race or ethnicity people are at the heart of what we do. We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role, including an introduction into all the areas outlined. You will have the chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.

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.

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Restrictions

Volunteers for this role must be 16 years old or over. This role is subject to a standard police check by Disclosure Scotland which Alzheimer Scotland will provide.
Experience required: Excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to recognise and respect the rich diversity that exists within our communities, different views, attitudes and lifestyles.
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: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses paid monthly by arrangement.
Training details: Relevant training will be provided as appropriate; Volunteers must be willing to develop skills and experience. All of the responsibilities and duties are to be carried out according to Alzheimer Scotland’s standards, policies and procedures. Any further training needs will be identified.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.